Another Cable Company Will Hike Prices in 2022

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Long before widespread inflation rattled U.S. consumers, cable companies were regularly hiking prices on subscribers. Now, Spectrum has become the latest provider to announce a fee increase.

On March 18, Spectrum, a service of Charter Communications, will raise both monthly broadcast TV fees (by $3) and equipment fees (by $1), Cord Cutters News reports.

The price hikes will bring the monthly broadcast TV surcharge to $21 and the equipment fees for HD boxes to $9.99 per receiver.

Cord Cutter News reports that Spectrum is attributing the change to the fact that local broadcast and network-affiliated TV stations have substantially increased the rates they charge to Charter Communications to distribute the stations’ signals to Spectrum customers.

Spectrum is far from the only provider increasing costs this year. For more, check out “3 Cable TV Companies Hiking Prices for 2022.”

If rising cable fees are making it harder to keep your wallet full, consider cutting the cord and exploring the “17 Streaming Services That Are Completely Free.”

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