In mid-February 2008, I too have been inquiring about pricing and came up against the same TWCNYC a la carte pricing plan for CC user. Just as you wrote, TWNYC wants more for you to rent their CCs than to rent their Cable box. And it does seem completely unfair and not in the spirit of the FCC guidelines for competition. Their pricing can only be based on 'loss of potential income' and not on 'cost of providing service'. Any updates on this? Please keep me posted.