CableOne Hikes Prices, Blames Retrans Fees
by Karl Bode 06:28PM Wednesday Feb 05 2014 Tipped by telcodad
Cable One is in the process of informing customers that they'll soon be paying $5 per month more for most of the company's TV services. The company tells the Sun Herald
that broadcaster retransmission fees are to thank for the increases being passed on to consumers. "In the past three years, local broadcast stations and cable networks have increased their rates by an average of 40 percent," notes the company, who predicts similar hikes in 2014. On a barely-positive note, at least CableOne is including the hikes in the cost of service; many companies are now trying to bury retrans increases below the line
to misleadingly keep advertised prices the same.