A new study of cable-television providers reveals that one major company has outpaced the others when it comes to raising prices, while another big provider is the only one to lower rates.
The study by Free Press, a group that focuses on changing media and technology policies, found that Comcast has upped its prices the most since 2009, the New York Post reports. Comcast’s basic cable package increased in price by 68% from 2009 to 20013, while its premium package rose 21%, the group says.
“If there’s one thing Comcast is good at — maybe even great at — it’s raising prices,” the group said on its website. The study examines non-promotional rates.
Cablevision’s basic pricing rose 47%, while its premium pricing increased 15%. The only cable company to see a decrease in pricing was Time Warner Cable, whose basic cable service declined 2.5%. Its premium package rose 17%, however.