Sorry, I think we are stuck with this fee. Charter added it in 2010.
BROADCAST TV SURCHARGE
"The Broadcast TV Surcharge is a pass through reflecting charges assessed to Charter by the owners of local broadcast, or local network-affiliated, TV stations. While broadcast stations distribute their signals over the air using free spectrum granted to them by the federal government, they charge Charter significant amounts to carry their TV signals. These signals were historically made available to Charter at no cost, or low cost. However, the prices now demanded by broadcast stations have necessitated that we pass these costs on to customers."
If only they could cut down on all the junk email they send to me about Charter phone, they could skip the price increases.