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Premium Channel disguised as Regional Sports Fee

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Premium Channel disguised as Regional Sports Fee

I object to having to pay for the Marquee Network under the Regional Sports Fee umbrella. It is a Premium Channel which Xfinity marketed as a FREE option once they and Marquee came to terms JUST BEFORE the truncated baseball season began. NOW that the season is almost over, Xfinity is charging a separate fee, effective 10/01/2020, tacked on to the Regional Sports Fee - which is almost half of the entire fee. To me that is a Premium Channel charge - not a fee for a variety of Regional Sports access!


I have no use for the Marquee Network, do not want to line their pockets with $$. I resent Xfinity for bundling this channel with all but the lowest, most minimal TV packages. This is not customer service, this is customer-over-a-barrel. 


I am thoroughly disgusted with the billing, bundling, and marketing practices. Customer Service is all lip service. It's all about the bottom line - always. 

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Re: Premium Channel disguised as Regional Sports Fee

I wholeheartedly agree - I, nor anyone else in this household, watch ANY sports programming regional or not whatsoever and have had to live with subsidizing the unhealthy addiction of some to sports programming, to each their own. 


Now, I have to pay even more for this particular sports channel that will NEVER EVER EVER be used within the confines of my home - and agree should be a premium add-on and NOT forced upon us. 


This is completely underhanded and completely un-customer friendly. It is sad that the more these decisions are made the more folks are moving away and perhaps that is their strategy. Less customers. but at a higher rate, makes sense....I for one won't stand for it. There will be a point when this won't make business sense any longer, but it will be long after the decisionmakers have gone before the consequences will be realized.


This has now got me in the task of searching for alternatives and finally making the decision of cutting the cord - a notion I have toyed with for quite some time and now where the value is no longer in line with what I am paying for makes this an easier choice, so thank you Xfinity/Comcast/NBC/Universal!!