Keeping Americans connected during Coronavirus » Affordable Connectivity Program »

Truth About Channel Negotiations

We strive to provide the best TV choices, at a value that makes sense for you and your family. With Network fees dramatically increasing and impacting your monthly bill, we wanted to give you a backstage pass to better understand the economics of the TV business.

Why Disputes Happen Network Costs In the News Take Action FAQs

Learn More

Programming costs are the largest component of your monthly cable bill and they are rising at a rapid pace. Some Networks are asking for increases of 100%, 200% or even higher – and often for the exact same set of channels with no new content. Our goal is to ensure we’re offering you more choice, control and value from all of the TV content you pay for each month.

The Truth About Channel Negotiations

When Free TV is not Free

Broadcasters charge a retransmission fee when you watch their channels using a cable TV provider, such as RCN.

Play Video
The Truth About Channel Negotiations

RCN Negotiates to Keep Fees Low

We fight to keep your favorite cable TV stations and programs available (without blackouts) for the lowest possible cost.

Play Video
The Truth About Channel Negotiations

Retransmission Fees Keep Increasing

Broadcasters have increased their retransmission fees as their overall viewership has decreased over the years.

Play Video
The installer was excellent, extremely knowledgeable and recommended the Mesh Network, which works w...
Fastest ISP 2021

Internet Providers

Award Winning


Readers Choice 8 Time Recognized

Readers Choice
8 Time

2015 Top Consumer Recommended

Top Consumer

Reprinted from with permission. © 2021 Ziff Davis, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Our Plege to You

Switching Is Easy

With same-day installation, two-hour service windows and 24/7 customer support, switching to RCN has never been easier.

Read Our Pledge