The Cable Industry’s Latest Lame Argument: We’re Burying Sneaky Fees In Your Bill As Part Of An Effort To Be More Transparent

In addition to soaring cable modem fees, the last year has seen a spike in two new sneaky fees: a “broadcast TV surcharge” and the addition of new sports programming fees. In both instances, companies are taking the cost of doing business (programming costs) and burying it below the line so they can misleadingly advertise a lower price. It’s false advertising, and it’s sleazy, yet the industry’s latest defense of this practice is — amazingly enough — that they’re just interested in being transparent for the benefit of the consumer[.] – Karl Bode, Techdirt
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