Do you live in NYC? Do you have constant problems with your overpriced television and internet provider? You have Time Warner Cable... and it's the worst part about living in the city.
For those of us who have the misfortune of having Time Warner as both our cable and internet provider, things may have just gotten worse.
Time Warner Cable has merged with Charter Communications causing an increase in monthly rates for internet, cable, and hardware.
The merger, a $55 billion dollar deal, was approved by New York state regulators January 8th.
"Changes in your bill are mainly driven by the increase we must pay to deliver your favorite channels," the company announced.
Sure, the prices aren't jumping too much, but it will add up to a pretty significant amount over the course of a year.
If you are a current TWC customer, here's the new price breakdown:
TWC's standard TV Plan (was $76.99): $78.99
TWC's Sports Pass (was $8.99): $10
Digital HD, DVR, or HD DVR set-top box and remote (was $6.98): $8.50
Basic and Standard Internet services (were $29.99 and $34.99 respectively): $49.99 and $59.99
monicajlee Coming home to this after a weekend away...I love my roommate @queeenbeezy !! #homeiswhere #stretchypantsarealwaysagoodidea #timewarnercablesucks
Essentially, you'll be paying $20 more a month for shoddy internet services. We already hated Time Warner Cable, but now we hate them with a burning, raging passion.
But there's still one small ray of hope: this merger still needs the approval of the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission.[via Consumerist] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]