Advertisements I recently (just last month - September) made the decision to switch from our NE Ohio legacy TWC cable TV service with Showtime premium channels and 30/5Mb internet to Spectrum's Silver TV and 100/10Mb internet package. We also opted for Spectrum's "Digi Tier 2" channels to get several channels that weren't included in the Silver package that we thought we'd like. Our monthly bill from TWC was $161.89. After the change to Spectrum, we started paying $170.83, approximately $9/month more. We felt this was reasonable given the number of new channels we got, along with the inclusion of Cinemax and HBO (we already had Showtime). The 100/10Mb internet (Spectrum's basic offering) was a bonus. We just received our second monthly bill since the change, and were surprised to see a notice that our next bill in November will increase by $5.00 for the internet (from $54.99 to $59.99), and the "Broadcast TV Surcharge" will also increase by $1.10 (from $8.85 to $9.95). This equates to an increase of ~$72/year. Yeah, they tout there a no more contracts or promotional pricing, but we really feel like Spectrum pulled a bait and switch on us. We will seriously consider dropping some of the channels we subscribed to (e.g., Digi Tier 2) and possibly will downgrade from Spectrum Silver to Spectrum's Select offer (which is $20 less than Silver). We also discovered that there's not much worth watching on Cinemax and HBO, and most of Showtime's programs are not that great either. We don't like being held hostage to a cable company, and Spectrum's sneaking in higher monthly costs for their internet and miscellaneous fees a month after we switched is frustrating. Not sure how they expect to maintain a customer base and prevent losses from cord cutters when they pull stuff like this.