Traditional TV providers no longer seem interested in offering deals to retain their lower-paying pay TV customers, according to a recent Bloomberg article. Unfortunately, you'll be stuck paying for ever-increasing internet prices. From the article: “It used to be when customers would call and said, ‘I’m thinking of cutting the cord,’ they’d throw all sort of promotions to keep them from leaving,” said Craig Moffett, an industry analyst at MoffettNathanson LLC. “Now they’re saying, ‘Goodbye, it’s been fun, enjoy the broadband subscription.’” ... But cable executives are now focused on what they call “profitable” or “high-quality” video subscribers and less interested in cutting deals. At another investor conference in May, Comcast Chief Financial Officer Mike Cavanagh said he wants a subscriber who “really values video and our bundle despite the increases in prices,” and has “the wallet for a fuller video experience.” Culling Customers At the same conference, AT&T Inc. CEO Randall Stephenson said his company, which owns the satellite provider DirecTV, is “cleaning up the customer base” by letting go of subscribers who insist on keeping promotional prices when their contracts expire. Pay-TV providers are making up for the lost revenue by charging everyone more. When subscribers cancel cable TV, they no longer get a discount for bundling TV with internet. When Optimum customers around the New York area cancel TV service, they also typically upgrade to faster -- more expensive -- internet, Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei said last month. The good news is, depending on your area, you might still be able to negotiate your internet price. Last week, I got a sweet deal from Cox because AT&T Fiber is now a big competitor in my neighborhood. Instead of $84/mo for my 100 Mbps service from Cox, I'll now be paying $60/mo for that same 100 Mbps by bundling it with a home monitoring service (equipment and installation were free). No contract and the price is good for 24 months.