Every cable bill these days has add-on fees that allow companies to raise your bills without increasing the advertised rate of your TV package.
For Comcast customers, one of those charges, called the “digital adapter” fee, has increased in 2017—from $3.99/month to $5.99/month.
So, what is the fee supposed to cover? The digital adapter fee is for families who own more than one television who may choose to rent a digital adapter and pay a lesser fee instead of renting a set-top box/DVR for each additional TV. This small device allows digital TV signals to be enjoyed on analog TVs in other rooms.
Unfortunately, unlike our modems and routers for Internet service, you can’t buy your own adapter and avoid the fee if you want digital TV service on multiple TVs without a set-top box.
Have you spotted any other increases on your bill?