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I noticed on my bill there are 3 overall charges:• Total Monthly Services (TV, Internet, Telephone, etc)• Total Taxes, Fees and Surcharges• Total New Charges (total charges)
However, 2 surcharges are not included in the total for Taxes, Fees and Surcharges:• Broadcast Surcharge• Regional Sports Surcharge
Why aren't these 2 surcharges included in the total for Taxes, Fees and Surcharges? I mean, these are not services. I don't subscribe to these things. These are surcharges.
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Yes you do subscribe to them they are in the expanded basic tier and I think Cox is just trying to show how much sports channels and local channels cost to air
Nobody would subscribe to taxes, fees, surcharges.
These are not government-mandated surcharges to subscribers. These are broadcast stations charging Cox to carry programming on their cable system. Cox is just passing their bills onto us.
Does the FCC mandate providers to charge subscribers this surcharge? No. Does the FCC allow providers to charge subscribers this surcharge? Yes.
Cox should only list services to which I subscribe under TV:• Contour Advanced TV Service • Contour Receiver• HBO
...and itemize Broadcast and Regional Sports surcharges under TV TAXES, FEES AND SURCHARGES as they do with telephone service.
I did the maff and all these taxes, fees and surcharges are 16% of my bill. I don't think cigarettes are taxed this much.
Better the wrong copy-and-paste than no copy-and-paste.