New FCC report throws a spotlight on cable prices

|By:, SA News Editor

A report from the FCC indicates basic cable TV prices have risen at a rate 4X the rate of inflation over the last 18 years.

In the last year alone, the average cost of basic service rose 4.6% to $63.03.

What to watch: The FCC report, which is full of details on the impact of pricing in "non-competitive" markets, is likely to be referred to during discussion in Washington DC on the Time Warner Cable (TWC)- Comcast (CMCSA) merger.

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Full FCC report (.pdf)