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Comcast CEO earns $20 Million, Cable Rates to Increase

December 4, 2008

 Tragically Comcast’s CEO payday dropped to $20.8 million in 2007 from a total of $26 million in 2006 all this while…

Comcast Cable Company has announced a price increase of 3.6% for the average customer after a 4% rate increase in February 2008, which totals an almost 8% increase in a 12 month period.

Cable TV Rates going up across the Pioneer Valley

 This even after the removal of the EWTN in July 2008, after Holyoke Residents gave up their public access channel in 1997 so basic cable subscribers can receive EWTN.

Comcast Breaks Promise with Holyoke

What can you do? basically nothing, the Mayor does not set the rates, they just license the company to operate in the city. I’ve tried to find the current contract online but could not.

You can purchase a HDTV antennae for $25, the following link is a top rated Indoor HDTV Antennae picking up stations as far as 50 miles away.

Phillips HDTV Antennae

you can build your own HDTV Antennae for less than $5

or you can signup for a satellite TV Service like Direct TV

You still must have a Digital Converter Box, to receive the Digital Signal if your TV does not have a Digital (ATSC) Tuner.

Zenith Digital Converter Box $59.95 with free shipping

Philco Analog to Digital TV Converter Box $59.66 with free shipping

Lasonic ATSC Digital Converter Box $49.99 with free shipping

You can get your 2 per household $40 off coupons through the NTIA Website

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 5, 2008 9:53 am

    Thank you!

  2. w0rstblog permalink
    December 10, 2008 10:09 pm

    ewww, comcast.

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