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Comcast faces a lawsuit for boosting the cost of cable TV bills and calling them 'fees'


Comcast has increasingly moved some costs on cable TV bills to so-called "fees." This year, two of those fees -- the "Broadcast TV fee" and "Regional Sports Network fee" -- rose by $2 a month. That's $48 a year.

While that amount may not be very large in the long run, many believe those fees are just another way for Comcast to charge for something that should be included in the normal monthly cable bill, Ars Technica reports

In 2014, those fees only combined for $1.50 a month; now it's $12.

Comcast's fraud pervades the entire life cycle of the customer.
Complaint in the class-action lawsuit

Comcast was hit with a class-action lawsuit in October. Customers alleged Comcast used fees to falsely advertise its prices. 

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The fees may vary slightly by region. Ars Technica reports the fees amount to $11 in some markets, but price increases like this are often staggered.

Initial reports of fee increases weren't exactly popular.

Many saw this as a sign of greed from Comcast.

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