| |Camelot OnePremium,MVM
Re: Just another Comcast lie ...
said by newview:They would want a "cash handling fee" for not using their automated billing.
Comcast won't be happy until you just drive by their office and throw money out the window every day.
Maybe this will lead to some good. I think some goodness will eventually come out of this and the rsn fees to make people aware of how much they are paying for channels they may not even be watching. Perhaps the backlash against these carriage fees will eventually lead to some forced change in the industry. If they are going to charge rsn and broadcast fees, we should have the option of not taking those channels.
Other fees rose as well this month DVR service went up $2/mo
Internet svc went up $2/mo
Should be illegal! This should flat out not be legal.
What's the point of advertisement and any sort of protection if our government keeps allowing below the line things so long as they add the word "fee" to the end.
Using raising retransmission hikes as an excuse tells you right off the bat that it's for transmission fees which are built into the base rate already.
We mine as well have no sort of false advertisement protection etc. as consumers.
I find it shocking that this hasn't made it up the court chains yet.
I mean come on, define what "Broadcast TV Fee" is vs. what you had/provided last year? Just a way to recover more money? So you are raising your rates? Well raise the dang rates then don't beat around the bush.
To me when I see a cable price advertised it should include ALL fee's and required equipment and only taxes or optional equipment be allowed to be left out. Taxes because they vary and optional well because it's optional. But with Comcast going all encrypted (in my area already long been done) a box is REQUIRED to have service so your rates should reflect all that is required.
How is this legal??? It seems the only thing that will fix this at this point is a massive increase in cord cutting at the same time.
This is really fraud plain and simple.
Don't forget the stealth increase from... the increase from killing clear-QAM and requiring boxes or cablecards on every outlet. My HDHomeRun is basically useless for now (in an apartment, not very good indoor antenna signal) so guess what CC?
Internet only, and using a Roku with Netflix, Amazon, Crackle, PBS, other assorted channels, AND Aereo!
Re: Don't forget the stealth increase from...
said by TBBroadband:Why is that?
But before they do that- they need to force DBS providers into paying the same taxes and fees that MSOs and IPTV providers pay to offer services.
Glen Head, NY
Antennas If you live in an area where antennas are not prohibited, consider getting one. I finally dropped my broadcast basic service and am 100% antenna now. With the demise of analog TV and the discontinuation of broadcasts on the low band VHF channels 2 through 6, antennas are much smaller now.
I support the right to keep and arm bears.
said by n2jtx:NOT true everywhere; there ARE still digital stations on these freqs, just came from Las Vegas where their local NBC is on (physical) ch 2...
and the discontinuation of broadcasts on the low band VHF channels 2 through 6
said by Skippy25:And that is where WISP operators are exempted.
Antennas can only be legally prohibited in a registered historic location
Re: Encryption should be more standard
said by AnonMan :So your implication is that people that "steal cable" would pay if they didnt have a choice of stealing?
As cable theft goes down making the company more money AND now they don't have to dispatch people for turn down or moves etc saving truck rolls.
How does this make sense. Dont we pay a cable bill every month to have all these channels in the first place?
Now they are adding a fee to pay for the channels we already pay for?
| |UnbundledBut When ? ?Premium
Re: Not optional
said by mixdup:I AGREE - FCC - FORCE THE PROVDIERS TO MAKE LOCALS OPTIONAL ! !
What needs to happen is for cable companies to make locals optional. Then, I have no problem with this and the broadcasters can reap what they're sowing
A La Carte Cable Choice is the ONLY Choice I'm Interested in ! ! ! ROKU 2 XS (3100R) ~ Motorola SB6141 ~ TWC STD 15 Mbps ~ Vizio 29" Desk Monitor
| |Mr Matt
Re: deja vu all over again
said by cdbma:Fortunately or unfortunately AT&T was broken up before big corporate learned how to buy favorable laws through generous campaign contributions. Remember corporate America has the most corrupt government money can buy. One of the reasons that AT&T was broken up was that Litton BTS sued AT&T because of unfair and discriminatory business practices. Since Litton was a prime government contractor they received more consideration than other businesses would have regarding AT&T's abuses. It was said that Litton made more money suing AT&T then they ever could in the business telephone business. Do not expect relief because lawmakers are in corporate America's pockets.
This behavior is why AT&T was broken up.