Wired PR News.com – As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided to investigate pricing policies of several cable companies and wireless giant, Verizon Communications. The Commission has expressed a desire to ensure that customers are being charged in a fair manner. As quoted in the AP report, the chairman of the FCC, Kevin Martin, stated “I’m certainly concerned with the increasing cable prices that consumers are facing…they are getting less and being charged the same or more.”
Some cable companies included in the investigation are Time Warner Cable Inc., Comcast Corporation, Suddenlink Communications, and several others. Verizon is included for the FIOS television services they provide.
The probe into the pricing practices of these companies comes after a widespread announcement of a mandatory switch to digital services for those still using analog tiers. Several complaints were sent into the FCC by consumers regarding the cable switch throughout the year.
Companies who have received letters regarding the investigation are required to respond to the agency within two weeks.