Cable and broadband price go up every year? Not in Wilson (video)

If you live in Raleigh, Durham, or Cary I’ll bet your cable and broadband rates have gone up during the past three years. The cable company has been out front in the national media, saying it’s a victim of rising prices from media companies.

Apparently, this national battle has no effect on Wilson. Since Wilson built its fiber-to-the-home Greenlight network three years ago, the cable company hasn’t asked for the annual price increases it once did.

Test it for yourself: Google their website and check rates for your home. Then check the rates for 27893, a local Wilson zip code.

At our December meeting with the NC House Select Committee on High Speed Internet Access in Rural and Urban Areas, Catharine Rice of Action Audits did a great job explaining the price differences between Raleigh, Durham and Wilson customers.

Here’s the video of Rice’s presentation and here’s a pdf of her slides.