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What is a local sports fee, and why am I paying it? Never asked for it.

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What is a local sports fee, and why am I paying it? Never asked for it.

Another fee that drives one crazy.  What a disaster this whole cable business is.

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Regional Sports Network Fee
The Regional Sports Network Fee is an itemized charge that you will see on your bill. This is not a government-mandated or required fee and will increase from time to time. This fee is based upon the fees that regional sports networks charge us to carry their networks. We pay over and above this fee to meet our obligation to regional sports networks in order to carry their networks. Regional sports networks have begun to increase their charges regularly, and we have limited control over the amount or pace of these increases. As a result, the Regional Sports Network Fee is not included in our promotional pricing or pricing under your minimum-term agreement and can increase during your promotion or minimum-term. You will receive advance notice before an increase takes effect.

 

XFINITY Packages that subscribe to XFINITY Starter or above will be charged this fee. This may be in addition to any other local taxes your municipal may charge.

 

-TheTechGuy007

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Why should I pay for the sports fee when I DO NOT watch any sports at all?

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Why should I pay for the sports fee when I DO NOT watch any sports at all?


That matters not.  If you have sports channels in your cable tier you pay the Regional Sports fee.  To avoid paying this fee you can downgrade your cable tier to the very basic tier but you'll probably lose all the favorite channels you enjoy watching.


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Seems like more deception to make the base package prices look lower while charging nonsensical fees to get more money out of customers. Regional sports fee, broadcast fee, additional outlet fee, HD fee, dvr fee, BS fee well they all are. Just another way to stick it to people.

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Why should I pay for the sports fee when I DO NOT watch any sports at all?


That matters not.  If you have sports channels in your cable tier you pay the Regional Sports fee.  To avoid paying this fee you can downgrade your cable tier to the very basic tier but you'll probably lose all the favorite channels you enjoy watching.


Or cancel the TV portion of your Comcast service and subscribe to the streaming services that meet your needs.

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In MASS . this fee is going up agian on Jan 3rd, 2019 to $8.25  that is $100  per year for something I do not care about as I do not watch sports.  If I only pay for the Extreme Pro INTERNET , and I do not have any channels - this is not any of the packages you mentioned in a previous quote from your tech team in these blogs? 

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See my post - I only have Extreme pro Internet for my work.  I do not get channels .  this has not seemed to help me to get rid of this fee & it is going up in Jan again in Mass. 

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Hello Afduggan11. Thank you for visiting and posting on our Forum. If you have an Internet Only plan, you should not be billed a Sports Fee. If you would like assistance with reviewing your account services rates and fees, I can help. To get started, please send me a private message and include your full name so I can assist you. You can click my name (ComcastJoeTru) to view my profile and send me a private message. Click "Send a private message" and private message me.


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Hi Afduggan11. Since we didn't see a response from you on this,  this thread has been locked. Please don't hesitate to send me a private message if you continue to need help with this issue, or create a new post if you need assistance with anything else. Thank you.


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