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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Costs On The Rise For Cable TV, Internet, and Phones

The cost of having cable TV, internet, and phone service is on the rise.

Bell Aliant recently increasing the prices to several of their services and spokesperson Sarah Levy tells CHSJ News while she can't speak for the competitors, the cost of doing business is going up for everyone.

She says the increases are being driven by increases in costs like TV programming and exponential growth in internet usage.

She says because of that, Bell Aliant will need to invest in their network to be better able to serve its customers.

The growing popularity of on-demand viewing services like Netflix is also affecting both bandwidth use and demand for traditional TV services.

Rick Mercer Visiting Saint John According To Twitter

It's not a whole lot of info but according to the Twitterverse, Rick Mercer is paying a visit to the Port City today.

A tweet on Rick Mercer's twitter page says "Saint John, NB in the AM.  Gonna rock me some Bay of Fundy."

There is no word yet as to whether he is coming here as part of his show The Rick Mercer Report or for personal reasons.