What is the Local TV Surcharge I am seeing on my monthly bill?
We sympathize with, and share, our customers’ concerns about the rising cost of TV services; this is an industry-wide problem. However, the increased fees that programmers are demanding from cable providers continues to grow at record rates. In fact, our programming costs have increased 10 times the rate of inflation. Breezeline absorbs a large portion of these programmer costs for all customers, and for that reason, we itemize Local TV Surcharges. We believe this itemized charge is the clearest possible way to indicate the fees we are paying on our customer’s behalf to local broadcasters.