Comcast raises controversial “Broadcast TV” and “Sports” fees $48 per year – Ars Technica

Comcast’s latest price hikes include a significant increase in the company’s widely despised “Broadcast TV” and “Regional Sports Network” fees.

The Broadcast TV fee is moving from $5 a month to $7 a month, while the Regional Sports Network fee is rising from $3 a month to $5 a month, according to notices sent to customers in several cities. Combined, that’s a change from $8 to $12 a month, giving Comcast an extra $48 a year from each customer that has to pay the fees.

From a Comcast letter to Michigan customers.

Comcast began charging these fees a few years ago, which have risen quickly. Just over a year ago, Comcast raised the Broadcast TV fee from $3 to $5 and the Regional Sports fee from $1 to $3. The two fees have thus gone from $4 to $12, combined, in little more than a year.

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