Rate Changes Effective January 1, 2020

Programming costs play the biggest role in rising TV bills. The networks you like to watch are charging cable providers like TDS® more and more money to distribute their programming.

Although we do our best to negotiate reasonable rates for the content you enjoy, sometimes network demands (like forcing us to carry low-interest channels) drive increases. We absorb as much of the increase as we can. However, in 2020, a portion of the increase is being passed along to customers.

As of January 1, 2020, the monthly rates for the following TV packages and fees are increasing:

  • Basic TV—$5.01/mo.
  • Starter TV—$8/mo.
  • Broadcast Fee—$2.04/mo. ($4.79/mo Socorro)
  • Regional Sports Fee—$3/mo.

To learn more about the Broadcast Fee and broadcast negotiations, visit our Broadcast Fee page.

Please note: TV package rate increases apply to non-promotional prices only. The Broadcast Fee increase applies to all video customers.

Stay Current on Channel Lineup Changes

Learn about upcoming changes to your channel lineup (including channel negotiations) on the Channel Notifications page.