Junk Fee Ban Hits Your Cable and Satellite Service Providers

New rules force cable and satellite providers to reveal all costs on bills and in ads as 'no one likes surprises on their bill,' FCC chair says.

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has passed new rules aimed at making it easier for cable and satellite TV customers to compare prices and shop around for the best deals.

The "all-in" pricing rules will require those providers to clearly and prominently show the total cost of their services, according to the rules.

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Joey Solitro

Joey Solitro is a freelance financial journalist at Kiplinger with more than a decade of experience. A longtime equity analyst, Joey has covered a range of industries for media outlets including The Motley Fool, Seeking Alpha, Market Realist, and TipRanks. Joey holds a bachelor's degree in business administration.