I just got my new bill with invoice date Feb. 09, 2007.
I had elected to accept the HD Network Access Fee so I could keep having my HD channels.
My basic digital service used to be $12.99 a month.
On this invoice, the basic digital service for March 01 to March 14 is $5.87 (14 days at $0.42/day) and from March 15 to March 31, it is $7.67 ($0.45/day). No doubt, this fee is fixed by the month, and not by the number of days per month.
It would appear that the monthly rate for basic digital service is going up by close to a dollar. It was my understanding that the HD Network Access Fee of $3.00/month was the only thing being added.
Has anyone else noticed this extra dollar per month on basic digital service?
UPDATE: No sooner had I posted when the mailman passed with a letter from Videotron announcing the new $1 charge added to digital basic service. I suppose this would have happened with or without the new HD Access Fee.
This new HD Access Fee has resulted in the following being added: TVAHD, CTVHD, GLOHD, TSNHD, and CITHD. Of these 5 stations, TSNHD is the only speciality channel amongst them and I get it because I have TSN in low definition as part of my "20 channel a la carte".
CITHD is the only new channel I am seeing for the first time as all the others are available in SD.
Last edited by montreal; 2007-02-16 at 11:34 AM.