Comcast, Peter Angelos Rip Off DC Comcast Customers

Well, they got the deal done. The Nats and MASN are finally coming to the DC Comcast cable system, but at a significant price to not just those interested in the games, but to every subscriber in the DC area. That’s right, under the guise of paying to add MASN to the network, they’re upping their rates by $2 per customer per month. Statastic has all the details about how they’re robbing you blind for something they ought to carry for little or no extra cost to their subscribers.

Wayan’s awful fond of RCN, and I’ve always been a devotee of DirecTV, and if you’re in special parts of the DC area, there’s Verizon FIOS TV, so there are options out there for those of you who think you’re about to take it in the pooper from Comcast, and I heartily encourage you to explore them.

3 Comments so far

  1. Max (unregistered) on August 14th, 2006 @ 12:01 pm

    OMG, Comcast is the worst company ever. If it weren’t for their monopoly on the cable industry they’d be out of business for sure. Does RCN do HDTV? That’s the only reason I use Comcast but they’ve had to visit me 10 times in order to get me up and running. They’re craptastic.

  2. Doug (unregistered) on August 14th, 2006 @ 1:54 pm

    I’ve gone without cable since I moved into my new place because the only company that services the building is Comcast. I’ve heard horror stories about their service, and the pricing is, well, outlandish. A sales guy came to my door a few weeks ago, they are/were running a special: for $99/month you get full digital cable with some movie channels thrown in, a “digital” landline phone, and broadband internet. But I don’t want or need either of the latter two, so I looked at the pricing for just cable TV: for $15 you get basic cable, which amounts to a few local stations and that’s it. To get basic+extended cable, the price jumps to $55 per month. Screw that.

    Before moving here I had RCN. Great service, they had a special package that brought you the entire channel line-up including ALL the movie channels, plus high-speed internet, for one reasonable cost.

    I may have to give DirectTV a shot, just about everyone on this side of the building has a dish out on their balcony, and that’s telling me something.

  3. Krempasky (unregistered) on August 14th, 2006 @ 7:04 pm

    yay Fios!

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