Comcast Is About to Charge You More Money Per Month

Here’s why you should care.

Comcast subscriber? (Yes.) Starting in January, you’re probably going to start paying at least $1.50 more on your monthly cable bill (if you haven’t already been). What’s happening is that broadcast channels (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, NPR, CW) are charging cable providers more than they used to, so Comcast is passing that charge along to consumers.

That may not sound like a lot, but as Consumerist points out, though, that $18/year increase isn’t exactly fair. First of all, they’re probably not going to tell you about it, since their rates technically didn’t increase. Second, more importantly Comcast happens to own one of those broadcast channels–NBC–meaning they’re charging you to pay for something they’re actually making money off of. Damn you Kabletown!




[Consumerist]

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  • Derek

    The real story would be if Comcast decided to change their tune and charge the rates the customer was promised. After experiencing the same “mistakes” Comcast made on my bill during multiple service-tenures I had with them, I’m convinced the company intentionally make mistakes on bills and puts the onus on the customer to call them out. An unscrupulous business strategy but certainly a profitable one. I’m looking forward to my 15 cents in the class action settlement when someone eventually blows the whistle. Finally switched to DirectTV. I pay more but will live longer.