With a bit of tweaking, fiber optic cable can help you save money on your broadband bill.
The new rules, which go into effect this month, will make it easier for customers to opt out of cable TV service they no longer want or need.
For instance, some cable companies, like Charter, are no longer offering cable TV over fiber optic lines.
If you can’t do that, your broadband provider will no longer be required to offer the service.
But if you can, you might find that your cable provider charges you more than what you are currently paying.
That could have a significant impact on your bill, especially if you have cable for the first time and have limited money available to pay for your Internet, phone and other bills.
So what are you going to do?
If you have to pay extra for your cable service because of your cable company’s new rules or you have an existing bill with a high monthly bill, here are some things to consider.
How much does it cost?
Some consumers will see a drop in their monthly bill.
Comcast, for instance, said in a statement that it would offer its new services at “fair and reasonable” rates for all customers.
But others will see their bill increase, according to data from the Consumer Federation of America.
“We anticipate that some of the increase will result from increased costs incurred for our existing customers, including an increase in their average monthly bill,” Comcast said in the statement.
Charter said it would be increasing its monthly broadband fees by an average of 10 percent to help offset some of that increase.
But other cable companies also said that they would be raising their fees for those customers.
That will depend on the rate plan offered by their cable provider.
How do you get the change?
If your cable package includes cable TV, you may want to change the cable provider’s cable TV plan.
If that isn’t possible, it may be easier to find an alternative.
The FCC is now requiring that cable TV providers offer internet-based broadband service.
It also requires that cable providers provide customers with the ability to opt-out of cable television services they no long want.
If those services are no long enough to pay their bills, your cable subscription may no longer work for you.
And if that happens, your existing cable service may not work.
Comcast said it’s working with the FCC to provide the option to switch to fiber optic broadband.
Charter has also said it is working with regulators to implement the new rules.
What you need to know about the new rule: What will the new cable TV rule mean for me?
If the cable TV provider you’ve been using to pay your cable bills is no longer in business, you can switch to an alternative provider that will.
You’ll need to pay an extra $100 per month to keep your current cable service.
You may not be able to do that unless you have a good reason to do so.
If your provider isn’t offering the new service, you’ll have to keep the old cable service in place.
Charter, for example, said that it will no long be able make use of its fiber optic service to deliver internet.
The company will also need to give customers a notice that says that they no. longer want the fiber optic Internet service they used to have.
Charter says the new law will require it to provide customers a list of alternatives.
How does the FCC decide what is “fair”?
For instance: If your service provider charges more for internet service than it charges for cable TV.
Comcast charges $5 per month for Internet.
Charter charges $30 per month.
The cable company will have to offer customers a choice to keep their existing service.
If it offers only Internet, the rate will need to be the same for all services.
If the new company offers only broadband, it will need a different rate for each service.
That is, the broadband service will need higher rates than the cable service to compensate for the difference.
Charter and Comcast said that the new broadband rates would be based on the same basic rates the companies already charge for internet services.
What if I already pay cable?
The cable provider may offer a cheaper rate to customers with a traditional cable subscription.
You can ask the company to waive that cost.
Or, you could try to get the new rate through your state or city government.
If cable companies are offering higher rates, you should consider switching to a different service provider, too.