Comcast has been once again raising its fees for Regional Sports Network and Broadcast TV set to take effect on January 1, 2019. With this decision of Comcast, the metaphorical war between cable operators and cord-cutting customers could possibly be extended. Comcast’s customers already saw large price increase a year ago. The fees are not only disturbing the contracted customers of Comcast but prices increasing not for the last time are also be controversial for some of the customers.
From a previous $14.50 to per month fee of $18.25 in total will be the revised prices for Regional Sports Network and Broadcast TV of Comcast. With some exceptions, these prices will be effective from the next month across most of the Comcast’s regional U.S. markets which will be raised in excepted areas later on in 2019.
Last year Broadcast TV fees were raised from $6.50 to $8.00 and now effective January 1, 2019, it will be $10 per month, whereas for Regional Sports Network, customers last year saw prices jumping from $4.50 to $6.50, which will be top off at $8.25 a month. The revised prices, in just two years, are quite escalating despite not being exactly doubled but a near to it.
Along with the increase in prices of sporting and TV services, Comcast is also raising the rental of modem to $13 per month from previous fee of $11, which was $10 last year, leaving the customers to better consider purchasing the modem of their own.
Contrary to the advertisements by Comcast, increase in prices which were not the part of price totals, these fee rises are likely to be come under fire by the customers.
Both types of consumer whether they signed up a promotional deal or under contracted with Comcast will also have to suffer the rising prices, but depending upon the different regional markets and determining the availability of certain TV stations, varying city to city, may result in different price structure for each market.