Episode 1: Broadband news and presidential candidate Joe Biden's broadband plan for America
Cable companies use hidden fees to raise prices 24% a month
A Consumer Reports analysis of cable bills found that companies add $37.11 per month in fees to the average bill, raising consumers' actual costs way above the advertised prices. The $37.11 "in fees created by the cable industry" add 24% to the average base price of $156.71 a month, Consumer Reports said. That doesn't include another $13.28 in government-related taxes and fees, which raise prices even higher.