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Charter Spectrum Announces Mid-Year Rate Hikes; Privacy Changes

Phillip Dampier July 27, 2017 Charter Spectrum, Consumer News 4 Comments

Spectrum customers will be paying more for their cable TV and broadband service starting in August, according to notifications now starting to appear on customers’ bills around the country.

Important Billing Update. At Spectrum, we continue to enhance our services, offer more of the best entertainment choices and deliver the best value. We are committed to offering you products and services we are sure you will enjoy.

Effective with your next billing statement, pricing will be adjusted for:

  • Broadcast TV Surcharge from [generally between $4-6] to $7.50. This reflects costs incurred from local Broadcast TV stations.

  • Spectrum Receivers from $4.99 to $5.99 (per receiver).

  • Internet Services from $53.99 to $54.99 (for standard 60 or 100Mbps service, depending on area, per modem and bundled with cable TV).

The average customer will see a rate hike of about $4-5 a month as a result. Customers on promotional Spectrum plans may not see a rate change immediately, but all cable TV customers will be subject to the Broadcast TV surcharge, because it is not a part of a promotional package.

Charter traditionally reviews its rates twice a year.

Charter Communications has also updated its Privacy Policy, which takes effect on Aug. 1, 2017. Customers can opt out of targeted emails, targeted marketing campaigns, and targeted TV ad inserts sent to your cable boxes.

Currently there are 4 comments on this Article:

  1. Straypuft says:

    Does this mean my $65 60/5 will be going down to $55?

    • Bob says:

      I’m guessing the prices listed in the article are for people with service bundles. If you only pay for internet and not TV, the price for internet service is higher and I’m guessing will be going up the same amount as the bundle price.

  2. Kevin S says:

    I don’t get the math that is in these letters we are getting.

    Ok so..Effective the next billing statement (Aug), Broadcast surcharge goes to a flat $7.50 a month. Spectrum receivers go up $1 per receiver, and I have to have 4…so that is $4.00. Oh and Internet services go up $1 before taxes and fees..so..I get an average increase of $12.50. How is that a “average hike per user of $4-5 a month”?

    No the average house is like mine, bundled services to barely save and each bed room with TV plus main living room. Thats more “average” now a days.

  3. Genn says:

    I can’t wait to bring them my cable equipment and the old comcast modem (I kept it just in case they thought about charging me for not returning equipment, haven’t used the thing in years after buying my own while TWC was still the provider) this week. Will have cancelled just in time to not be billed for August.







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