Comcast Increases Cable TV Bills Despite Being in a Contract

This upcoming New Year comes an upcoming raise on Broadcast TV fee and Regional Sports Network fees. The price will range from $14.50 to $18.25 a month. These fees will apply to promotional-rate customers. According to Comcast spokesperson the price increase will take effect in most regional markets by New Year’s day, but some cities will get the new pricing by later in 2019.

In addition to that, equipment rental fees are rising too. From raising the fee $1 more last year, the new price for Internet/Voice Equipment Rental will be $13. You can avoid the fee if you want to provide your own modem as long as it is compatible.

After the fee disclosure issues Comcast provided this statement to Ars:
”We continue to make investments in our network and technology to give customers more for their money—like faster Internet service and better Wi-Fi, more video across viewing screens, better technology like X1 and xFi, and a better customer experience. While we try to hold costs down, price changes are necessary for a number of reasons, including the continually increasing costs associated with carrying the programming our customers demand, especially broadcast television and sports programming, which are the largest drivers of price increases.”

There is confusion from the statement as they were pertaining to internet speed that don’t really affect TV channels in vice versa.

Consumer Reports are accumulating signatures aiming TV providers to give honest pricing regarding services.

Consumer Reports stated:

”Broadcast fees. Regional sports fees. HD technology fees.

Chances are you never expected to pay surcharges like these on top of the advertised price of cable TV. After all, broadcast stations and sports seem like essential pieces of what you bought.

To make matters worse, these surprise fees are rising in size—in some cases by 50 percent per year—and, taken together, can really add up. The upshot: The cost of cable keeps rising, but it’s almost impossible to comparison shop for a good deal.”

These are few reasons why customers prefer a non contract deal regarding services they have more room in making changes regarding their plans.

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SOURCE

Arstechnica

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