The Xfinity price increase for 2024 is effective as of January 1, 2024. On average, a typical customer will be paying 15% more for the same TV channels. There are double-digit percent increases in TV services, TV equipment, regional sports fees, and broadcast fees. Modem/gateway rental and Internet service also saw increases. We encourage Xfinity subscribers to play close attention to the Xfinity 2024 rate card and seek alternatives.
You could be saving $960+ per year just in FEES.
Cable and Streaming TV Price Increases for 2024
The Xfinity price increases are nothing new. Announced in December, (read announcement), the base service fees are up by 12% for 2024. And, Comcast Xfinity has raised prices annually by more than 10% every year for the last 12 years. Learn why cable, satellite and my Xfinity bill went up this year. Other price increases for live streaming service providers Hulu and Sling. Read about streaming service price increases.
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Xfinity price increases for 2024 – what you need to know:
Even if you are on a Comcast Xfinity promotional rate, your bill will be going up! Why? Because Comcast Xfinity is increasing the prices of the “sneaky” fees – broadcast fee, regional sports fee and equipment rental fees. These fees now make up more than 40% of your bill now.
- Broadcast TV Fee: +20%
- TV Box Fee: +11%
- Regional Sports Fee: +40%
- Basic Cable Service: +15%
6 ways to avoid the Xfinity 2024 price increases
Broadcast TV Fees – Avoid and Save $417/ year
Broadcast TV fees are not required! This fee relates to the rebroadcasting of local channels (ex. ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, etc.). But, these channels are broadcast for FREE from the FCC. They are created by Cable & Satellite providers. Why? So that they can raise monthly prices for all of their customers, even the ones that are on a contract with a “guaranteed” rate for TV service.
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TV Box Fee(s) – Avoid and SAVE up to $240/ year
Instead of renting a cable TV Box/ DVR, we recommend owning a Wi-Fi 6 optimized streaming media player. Plus, most streaming services now have built-in DVR or on-demand features with no additional cost. Learn more about Live TV streaming options.
Regional Sports Fees – Avoid and SAVE $135/ year
Similar to the Broadcast TV Fee, Comcast Xfinity (all pay TV providers) charge regional sports fees. But, in Colorado, you can watch every Broncos game FREE. And, Xfinity still charges a regional sports fee, even though they continue to black out Altitude Sports. As a cord cutter you have several options to get Altitude Sports to watch all Nuggets & Avalanche games! Plus you can watch all Rockies games on AT&T Sportsnet Rocky Mountain as well. If you’re happy watching live sports broadcasts, and recording on your home DVR, you can save $135/ year in just fees alone.
Modem/Gateway Rental Fees – Avoid and SAVE $180+/ year
The irony of this fee is that Comcast Xfinity is renting you substandard hardware (usually used or refurbished) for $180+ per year. For Xfinity Internet, there are better modems and Wi-Fi 6 Mesh hardware options that you can own vs. rent – FOR THE SAME PRICE. These will not only give you better and faster Wi-Fi, but will also save you from paying any monthly rental fees at all!
Avoid Data Caps, Right-size Internet Speed – SAVE up to $360/ year
Comcast Xfinity is one of the few internet providers that has Data Caps. Why? Well of course so that they can charge you more money. First they charge you expensive penalties for going over their forced data cap, and then they sell you a $30 per month “unlimited data” solution to the problem they created in the first place. Just like Xfinity convinces its customers to overpay for more Internet speed than you need, it also has a slick data cap scam as well. Avoid costly data caps (or unlimited data service fees) of up to $30/ month – learn how.
Streaming vs. Cable – no contracts, no fees
Cable still forces subscribers into a short list of packages. And they require long-term contracts with early termination fees. In addition to raising the Broadcast TV Fee by 20%, Xfinity’s base Sports & News TV package which requires the Choice TV package increased by 15%. Avoid all of the extra sneaky fees, avoid contracts, and avoid the headaches. See less expensive options.