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US cable company-imposed fees add nearly USD 450 to customer bills each year - study

Thursday 3 October 2019 | 16:02 CET | News
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The US cable industry generates close to USD 450 per year on average per customer from company-imposed fees, according to Consumer Reports' analysis of nearly 800 cable bills collected from consumers across the US. Researchers said this helps explain why CR's survey found that nearly six in 10 (59 percent) Americans who encountered unexpected or hidden telecommunication fees in the past two years say the fees caused them to exceed their budgets.

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