Cable & Satellite have once again increased their rates, like the do every 6-12 months. For details on the latest Comcast rate hike, go to Fierce Video, or here for details on the DirecTV rate hike, or here to see the Dish rate increase. The paragraphs below have been taken from their great piece of reporting. And just remember…an HD Antenna properly installed by freeTVee gets you incredible HD pictures on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS and CW for free, forever. And an HD Antenna does not use up your data cap.
“Comcast will give its TV subscribers an early lump of coal for Christmas: yet another rate increase. Starting Dec. 18, the Philadelphia cable giant’s Broadcast TV Fee will leap from $10 a month to $14.95.
That nearly 50% jump in the broadcast fee—an unavoidable surcharge on Comcast’s TV service, but one that’s routinely left out of Comcast’s advertising—follows earlier increases to a line item that first began appearing on Comcast bills in January 2015.
Back then, it debuted at $3.25 a month before more than doubling to $7.75 in January 2018—so starting a week before Christmas, it will have increased by 460% in just under five years.
Comcast released a statement blaming rising retransmission fees charged by broadcasters.”
Some things never change. As long as you have cable or satellite, you can bet on rates increasing every single year…right around the holidays. Their contracts are only to lock you in to sticking with them, Cable & Satellite will still continue to raise rates, move channels and even black them out… Unless you are one of the smart consumers that make the switch to freeTVee!