Latest Rate Increases:Dish vs. Cable

jdmart

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While Dish's latest rate increase averaged less than the rate of inflation cable's has more than doubled the inflation rate again:

Cable Rates Rose 5.1 Pct in Latest Year-FCC
Wed Jan 28, 4:26 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters)

"Prices for cable television in the United States rose 5.1 percent in the year ended June 30, 2003, more than twice the rate of inflation, the Federal Communications Commission (news - web sites) said on Wednesday.

The annual report, required by Congress, also showed satellite television services adding customers faster than cable operators.

The jump in cable prices was more than two-and-a-half times the general inflation rate, which rose 2.1 percent over the same period. In the prior 12 months, cable rates had skyrocketed 6.3 percent while inflation rose 1.1 percent.

Satellite television providers like EchoStar Communications Corp. and DirecTV saw a 12.1 percent increase in subscribers, to 20.4 million up from 18.2 million, while cable companies added about 1.7 million customers, according to the FCC (news - web sites). The report does not examine satellite television prices."
 
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AT50(60) - 0% increase
AT100(120) - 2.6% increase
AT150(180) - 4.7% increase
AEP - 4% increase
 
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James Long

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Foxbat said:
AT50(60) - 0% increase
AT100(120) - 2.6% increase
AT150(180) - 4.7% increase
AEP - 4% increase
More for DHA customers as they are now forced to pay for locals, even in markets where locals are not offered.

Then again it isn't a price increase since DHA is for new customers and DHP is for existing customers. It just costs more for new customers than old!

JL
 

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