Comcast is using the cost of on demand and HDTV as an excuse to hike up their cable rates 6.5% in certain markets. Guess who wins one of those lovely rate hike prizes? Philadelphia! So, despite that fact that most customers do not have and cannot afford an HDTV system, we’ll all pay for it anyway. The other lucky winners include Washington state, San Francisco and Richmond, Virginia thus far.

It’s fairly well known that inside Philadelphia the only gas provider available is the horrific PGW. If you’re lucky enough to be outside the clutches of what must be one of the worst utilities in the country, you might want to go with PECO for gas – they’re actually lowering their rates 4%. Yes, that’s right, lowering! Wait, what was PGW’s rate hike for 2006? Oh yes, 19.4%.

2 Comments so far

  1. Ken (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 1:05 pm

    Just wait until Comcast cellphone service starts causing rate hikes throughout all sectors of everything, since comcast will soon have a stake in everything in the US.

  2. Brandyn (unregistered) on December 5th, 2006 @ 7:04 pm

    Comcast is the devil. There rates are already astronomically high, and yet they claim they need to raise rates? Yeah right. I hope Verizon will lay those cable lines in the city very soon. They can suck, but I hate Comcast so much I will be thrilled to be free of them.

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