FYI and possible action : Comcast is planning billing increases effective January 1, 2014 for a number of services according to my December billing statement ( last page fine print ). They explain this is necessary for ".... increases we incur in programming and other business costs ..." i.e. passing these costs onto the customer.
The one that caught my eye was for non published number going from $ 1.45 to $ 3.50 per phone line.
That's over 100% increase for same service I pay for today --- why so much ? Oh well ....
"We manage our businesses for sustainable and profitable growth. Cable Communications operating cash flow increased 7% to $15.3 billion, resulting in a margin of 41.1%, a 70-basis-point improvement compared with 2010. Margin expansion was driven by our product mix and greater efficiencies in our operations."
So how much profit is too much ? Passing all these costs onto their customers by nickel and diming us to improve thier profit margins just does not seem fair.