Originally Posted by videobruce
How long is that suppose to be good for including the premiums??
That "DVR service" is that one DVR or a whole house setup?
The STB is just a tuner?
Your Internet service, is that 30 or 50Mbps?
How much are the add-ons (as I call them) for you?
For mine it's $128 including everything. $113 for their "Preferred TV" service, two CableCards & one DTA. Then there is $15 for the add-ons (taxes. fees & surcharges) which includes $8.75 for OTA & sports programming which is a huge ripoff! I have an antenna and I don't watch sports. I love how they distance themselves from what was and should be included in the service charge by putting the blame elsewhere.
Internet is 20Mbps.
I don't think that I have the whole house DVR - my second cable box is in the basement and just used for the exercise equipment because OTA doesn't work down there. The STB is just an HD tuner.
My internet is 50Mbps, although it routinely measures at 60Mbps+
My add ons are $18.94, broken down like this:
Franchise Fee 5.96
E911 Surcharge 0.35
TWC Regulatory Recovery Fee 0.58
State Telecommunications Excise Tax 0.62
State and Local Sales Tax 1.44
State Universal Service Fund 0.02
Federal Universal Svc Recovery Fee 1.22
Broadcast TV and Sports Programming 8.75
Total taxes, fees & surcharges 18.94
Considering that it includes HBO, SHO, STARZ, and EPIX, plus the 50Mbps broadband and the enhanced DVR (records up to 6 channels at a time), I'm pleased with the price.
There was no firm expiration date on the package, although I was told not to expect increases (I don't believe that). Previously they would say it was a 12 month special or some such and they did not this time