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The Broadcast TV Surcharge reflects a portion of the rapidly escalating charges levied by the owners of your local broadcast TV stations, including NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox and others. The retransmission consent fees that local broadcast TV stations charge Cable ONE Business to carry their channels have increased nearly 90 percent over the past three years – and we expect them to increase another 36 percent in 2018. This is despite the fact that broadcast TV stations use spectrum granted to them for free by the federal government, and customers can pick these signals up for free with an antenna. Despite our best efforts to control these dramatically increasing retransmission consent fees, Cable ONE Business, like other cable and satellite companies, can no longer continue to absorb these increased costs, and must pass a portion along to our customers.
Sports programming has become one of the biggest drivers of programming cost increases for cable and satellite providers, and now represents more than one third of Sparklight Business’s programming costs. Despite our best efforts to control these sports programming fees, Sparklight Business, like other cable and satellite companies, can no longer continue to absorb these increased costs. This surcharge covers a small portion of our costs to carry increasingly expensive sports programming that is carried by networks in every level of our channel lineup, including dedicated sports channels such as ESPN, NBC Sports, and the NFL Network, as well as on general entertainment networks such as TNT, TBS, USA Network, and your Regional Sports Networks.
At Sparklight Business, we’re committed to providing you with quality TV programming at a competitive price and we make every effort to minimize costs. In our contract negotiations with cable networks we work hard to ensure you don’t suffer unfair price increases as a result of unreasonable rate demands. Over the past several years, however, cable networks have increased their fees at an alarming rate, and programming costs are now the largest component of your monthly cable bill. Despite our best efforts to control these dramatically increasing programming costs, Sparklight Business, like other cable and satellite companies, must pass a portion of these costs on to our customers.
Due to vigorous negotiations with cable programmers, this is the first rate adjustment to Business Lobby service in the past two years. We will continue to work hard to maintain prices that are reasonable for your business.