Comcast Fee Has Jumped 900 Percent in 5 Years — for Free Channels

January is a good time to start looking around for simple ways to save money. Here’s a good one: Stop paying for TV channels that you can watch for free. Or at least check your cable bill this month. January apparently is also a “good” time for pay TV companies to impose shiny new fees on users, and Comcast is leading the way. The firm charges a “broadcast TV fee”.