Cable TV Rate to Increase $3 for 2016
They say death and taxes are the only sure things in life. As a small local cable company, add to that list the fact that every year, the big media companies and content providers who own the television channels will continue to raise the rates to broadcast their shows every year. Direct Communications tries to avoid also raising our cable TV rates because we know our customers are not accustomed to seeing price hikes every year like the big satellite companies dish out every year to their customers ; in fact, although our wholesale costs have gone up every year, we have only increased the retail price on our cable offering once since 2008, which was 3 years ago, in 2013. However, if we are to continue bringing you high-quality programming, the time has come to again update our retail rates again.
All cable customers, except those in Aberdeen, will see a $3 retail price increase starting on April 1. We apologize that we have to again increase prices, but because of annual wholesale programming price increases, we have no other choice if we want to remain in the TV business.
As a comparison, did you know that the average cable bill in this country is currently about $99 a month – that’s risen about 8 percent each year since 2010. You have probably heard from some of your friends that all the satellite TV companies consistently raise their rates every year from $2 to $8 per month. With Directcom Cable customers paying $49.95 a month after this new price increase, rest assured you are getting a great deal for 100 quality digital channels.
For more info on how TV rates are increasing across the industry see http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/cable-satellite-tv-costs-will-climb-again-2016-n484531
We will continue to offer great discounts on bundled cable services to help you save more money. For example, if you add Internet service to your account, you can typically receive a 10% discount. Also, remember our great new feature:
Watch TV Everywhere allows you to view your favorite shows online, on any smart device, anywhere you have internet access, anytime. Find out more…
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