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HD technology fee

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HD technology fee

Can someone explain to me why we pay for this nickel and dime charge when the federal government gave the higher frequencies to these companies to use for HD broadcasting? Why is the government helping companies charge us more by removing anolog transmissions under the guise of being able to send more information to people using the higher bandwidth! We paid and are still paying for the higher frequencies these companies freely use and then charge us again for providing a service we already pay for! You might as well pay for your car, pay for permit to drive on the road that your tax dollars paid for then you can also pay a charge whenever you use a road!!! Wow capitalism at its best! Drain the swamp, GOLLY I guess companies think “the swamp” is another name for your WALLET!!
Expert

Re: HD technology fee

Over-the-air (OTA) broadcast TV and cable are not the same things. OTA digital TV has nothing to do with Comcast. Cable TV does not use any OTA frequencies as it is a closed system. 


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Official Employee

Re: HD technology fee

The information given is correct. If you don't want to be charged the HD fee we can always reduce your service to standard definition.