Every year, the major cable networks automatically increase the cost of airing their channel. In addition, the local broadcast TV stations demand a monthly fee to be paid by cable viewers. These costs increase ever year, which unfortunately means, the monthly cost of TV will increase, as those charges are passed on.
Our goal is to manage your monthly bill by fighting against excessive TV network fee increases from large, powerful media conglomerates. That’s why we are a member of the NCTC, a buying group of more than 900 independent cable and broadband companies across the United States. This allows us to negotiate as one larger group to gain the cost benefits that the larger providers enjoy, while still enabling us to provide home-town service to our customers across the CSi FIBER Network.
The Fargo Broadcast TV stations demanded large increases for 2015-2016-2017 for what they call "free TV". That cost increases every year. 44 cable networks channels, such as ESPN - CNN - MTV - Fox Sports - TNT - USA, have also increased their fees for the year 2017 - starting Jan 1. We are already behind in readjusting prices. Five media conglomerates control about 90% of TV Networks, and use this power to charge excessive Network fee and force consumers to pay for extra channels.
Refer to postcard notice mailed to you.
Effective April 1, 2017, the new monthly price for TV service is:
10 Channel MINI-TV: $27/mth* (formerly called Economy TV - contains area broadcast stations)
90+ Channel MAX Cable TV with 9 HD+8 SD & 43 Watch TV Everywhere channels : $67.75/mth*
Showtime & The Movie Channel 2 Channel Package: $13.50/mth
*plus City & FCC fees.
There are no changes in the prices of our Internet Service choices - we are still the most affordable Internet service provider.
We know you want a good value. When networks demand fee increases, we work to get the best offerings at the best price so we can keep your bill as low as possible. You want more choice and control with your TV programming:
We strive to get networks to offer their shows to you on YOUR terms, not theirs.
We are on your side. Go to CSiTVonMYside.com for more information.
Prices effective April 1, 2017 for existing and new customers with TV services.