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For the Second Time in a Year Charter Is Raising Their Broadcast TV Fee


Depressed mature man holding paper and looking at it while sitting on the couch at homeWell 2018 is almost here and we have already seen Comcast and Cox raise their prices and now Charter is doing the same.

Recently Cord Cutters News confirmed that for the second time this year Charter is raising their broadcast TV fee in February 2018. At the start of 2017 the fee was $6.05 a month. Later it went up to $7.50 a month. Now it is going up to $8.85 a month.

That means you will pay $106.20 a year for the local TV affiliates you can get 100% free with an antenna. Over a two-year contract it will cost you $212.40.

Charter is not done. A single DVR is going to cost more: $12.99 a month. So next time you DVR a show with Charter remember you are paying $155.88 a year for that. Over a two-year contract it will cost you $311.76 just for the privilege of DVRing a show with Charter.

Hold on, Charter is not done yet. According to our contacts at Charter the cost for basic TV will go up $5 a month.

These are likely not the only price hikes coming to Charter, but these are the ones we have confirmed to be going up in early 2018.

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10 Responses to For the Second Time in a Year Charter Is Raising Their Broadcast TV Fee

  1. mr Dave December 14, 2017 at 8:40 am #

    Charter Sucks! I wish I could drop them and get another ISP

    • Me December 14, 2017 at 3:21 pm #

      If you think you’d have a cheaper choice think again. ‘m pretty sure you have 1 if not 2 satellite ISPs in your area and probably at least 1 mobile option.

  2. TARHEELBRAND December 14, 2017 at 8:49 am #

    I love their internet but these prices are something else!

  3. Fred Koot December 14, 2017 at 9:26 am #

    I guess this will effect my Spectrum stream. Still better than Vue charging $10 for 4 plus a few subs.

    • Jared Cheeseman December 14, 2017 at 9:59 am #

      still not that much

  4. Sam Iamee December 14, 2017 at 9:34 am #

    FYI, Charter doesn’t have contracts.

  5. JenH December 14, 2017 at 12:19 pm #

    No surprise at all. We had Charter TV for a year and ditched them because of the nickel-and-diming they were doing. That’s when I realized it was time to cut the cord! How ridiculous.

  6. Steve Boyles December 14, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

    Wow all these companies are jacking up prices. I got an email from Directv yesterday saying they were raising their prices also. Good thing I am locked in at $60 for a year or it would be an instant cancellation.

  7. Me December 14, 2017 at 3:20 pm #

    A) Chater hasn;t ahd contracts in years

    B) of course ZERO blame for the broadcasters who shouldn’t even be allowed to charge but do and Charter has no choice to pay. Of course socialist think Charter should eat that cost.

  8. stereo55 December 18, 2017 at 4:24 pm #

    This only the “start” thanks to the corrupt FCC !