Let's End
Hidden Fees!

Americans pay billions in hidden fees each year. We asked which fees you encountered, and you overwhelmingly told us: Cable TV fees.

Sneaky fees for things that come with basic service, like ‘broadcast TV’ and ‘regional sports’ are inflating cable bills far above the promised price. These charges add up, especially when locked into long-term contracts. We heard your complaints and are demanding honest pricing! Add your name now to our petition to end sneaky cable fees.

No More Cable Fees!

We are demanding cable and internet companies eliminate hidden fees and clearly advertise the full price of monthly service upfront.

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Top fees you told us about

Thousands of consumers reported hidden fees they encountered by industry.

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How to Avoid Cable TV's Sneaky Fees

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Are you a fee fighter? What worked? What didn’t?
Have you fought back against a hidden, unfair or annoying fee? Whether you were successful or not, your experience can help others as we work together to end hidden fees.
“I contacted Spectrum by telephone and questioned the increase of monthly fee. After comparing the items of the current bill and those of the previous bill, Spectrum reduced my monthly fee.
-Norbert, Florida
“Every time I rent a car... there is a difference between the reserved price and the price charged ...anywhere from $8-15. Then it's a call to the billing dept. I have had the charge reversed perhaps half the time.
-David, Florida
“[extra fees] show up when the [car] buyer finally goes through "Finance" to pay for the car. Do your own survey on this … then see if the dealer will actually sell you the car for that price with only adding tax and license.
-Howard, California