Cable and Satellite Rates Are Going Up, Up, Up

Its a shame that cable rates keep getting increased, especially considering the economic hardships we are all suffering.  Glad all of us have the option to not pay for a DVR STB.


Yes, a late deal was struck between Fox and Time Warner Cable, but that deal involves Time Warner paying Fox more for the right to carry its stations. And guess who’s paying for those rates? You are, sucker.

Meanwhile, the Food Network and HGTV are currently being blacked out for Cablevision customers while a similar dispute is going on. It will probably be resolved the same way: with higher costs for consumers.

Oh, and did I mention that DirecTV is increasing both its costs for basic service as well as for DVRs?