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    Mediacom raises rates because of BTN

    They don't explain how $54.95 + $1.00 = $58.95

    I have not had cable for years and had no idea that expanded basic cable with no premium channels had become that expensive. Considering what you can get from satellite tv for that money I don't know why Mediacom has any customers left.

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    Re: Mediacom raises rates because of BTN

    good bye mediacom...enough is enough. The stock market is down 40% and you want to raise rates - maybe you have not heard we are in a global recession.



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    Re: Mediacom raises rates because of BTN

    I don't want to have to switch to satellite, but Mediacom doesn't even appear to be wanting to keep customers. Basic expanded cable is now going to be $58.95. Think about that.....that's ridiculous.



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    Re: Mediacom raises rates because of BTN

    Good timing on their part. Direct costs about the same and you get so much more. Cable is soon going to be like dial-up. Someone told me Mediacom doesnt care about making money on cable, their real money maker is in being an internet provider.


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    Re: Mediacom raises rates because of BTN

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    Good timing on their part. Direct costs about the same and you get so much more. Cable is soon going to be like dial-up. Someone told me Mediacom doesnt care about making money on cable, their real money maker is in being an internet provider.
    Hey! Dial-up isn't dead! I have to use it because neither Qwest nor Mediacom care to provide me access to broadband internet.



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    Re: Mediacom raises rates because of BTN

    Cable is a lot better in other parts of the country.



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    Re: Mediacom raises rates because of BTN

    I have only basic cable, internet and some movie channels (for $9/month) in the Des Moines area. This means I have no ESPN, no History Channel and no Comedy Central or any channels like that. I pay $75/month. I was on the phone complaining about them not being able to send me my proper pin. (4th phone call plus an in person visit to the office on Ingersoll and they still cannot get it right!) I explained I could get 100 more channels and internet through Qwest for about $4 more per month. She just let me know to bring my equipment to them downtown. I will be calling to get it set up now on principle alone.



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    Re: Mediacom raises rates because of BTN

    Nobody saw that one coming....


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    Re: Mediacom raises rates because of BTN

    I pay $45/month for TV, including starz and showtime, plus 8 mb internet plus a second receiver. I'm a little scared what it will cost after my 1 year.



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    Re: Mediacom raises rates because of BTN

    Quote Originally Posted by MontyBurns View Post
    They don't explain how $54.95 + $1.00 = $58.95
    Actually, yes they do...

    [Mediacom spokeswoman] Peters said customers within Iowa will be paying an additional $4 per month while customers in Missouri and certain areas of Minnesota where the Big Ten Network won’t be available will pay an extra $3 per month.
    So even without BTN, Mediacom is already raising its rates by $3 a month. BTN just made it $1 more.




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    Re: Mediacom raises rates because of BTN

    I'm paying $74 right now for Cable and DVR from Mediacom. That will soon be $78. The same price I would pay from either Dish or Directv with at least 35 more HD channels.

    See ya later Mediacom.

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    Re: Mediacom raises rates because of BTN

    boo frickity hooo. god i'm sick of this crap blah blah mediacom this and that. if you want the dish get the dish and shut up about it. it's freakin tv man damn. yea my bill was high but for some reason it went down like a crap load but honestly who cares.




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    Re: Mediacom raises rates because of BTN

    Mediacom is suck. Worst run local company I have come across.



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    Re: Mediacom raises rates because of BTN

    Quote Originally Posted by cyradio View Post
    Mediacom is suck. Worst run local company I have come across.
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    Re: Mediacom raises rates because of BTN

    At least they actually have a reason for raising their rates, albeit a weak one. When I was with the joke of a provider, most of the time they just jacked the rates up and tried to slide it past you. Then their customer service sucked so bad you couldn't talk to anyone who knew even how to spell their own name let alone expect them to tell you why. Thank goodness I dumped that outfit 2 1/2 yrs ago.



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