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By Wayne Porter

One of the chief complaints of cable and satellite TV customers is that the bills are too high and they don’t watch most of the channels they get. This is due to the fact that television content providers insist on a cable service provider buying all or none of its channels. Consumers have been requesting smaller, packages or ala carte choices.

Barely a month removed from backing away from a proposed merger with Comcast, Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) (together with its subsidiaries "Charter") and Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Charter to merge with Time Warner Cable. The deal values Time Warner Cable at $78.7 billion.

According to a Bloomberg report released today, Comcast has backed away from its proposed $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable that would have integrated two of the country’s largest cable and broadband

Two of America's largest cable providers announced a $10.4 billion merger last Tuesday.  Charter Communications Inc., the nation’s fourth-largest cable operator, announced that it has agreed to acquire Bright House Networks, the the sixth-largest U.S.

As of January 1st, Comcast customers will see the cost of some services and equipment, including the popular XFINITY Internet, Television, and telephone services rise by an average of 3.4 percent, although some Comcast bundle packages could see a larger surge in pricing.

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