Comcast, Spectrum, AT&T, & More May Soon Be Forced to Be More Transparent

Ever hate opening a cable TV bill and suddenly finding it a lot higher than it should have been? Now a new bill will force cable companies to be more clear in their billing. This comes from a new bill introduced this month by U.S. Representative Anna Eshoo, a Democrat from California, and Senator Ed Markey, a Democrat called the ‘Truth-in-Billing, Remedies, and User Empowerment over Fees Act of 2019’’ or ‘‘TRUE Fees Act of 2019.”

If this proposed legislation passes, companies would have to alert a consumer of any increase no later than 21 days before it goes into effect, giving the consumer ample time to cancel the service and/or switch to another cable provider. The hope is to put an end to the sudden and often unexpected price hikes that come when promotional offers end.

Bills like this have been tried in the past and so far have not been successful. As of today, this new TRUE Fees Act of 2019 is still in its early stages. We will have to keep an eye out to see if there is any support for this bill in Congress.

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