Are you worried about a recent spike in your Spectrum bill? Let us navigate through your monthly bill so we can clear up the confusion and avoid future surprises.

Being the second-largest cable provider of the nation, Spectrum offers various internet, cable TV, and phone packages. The company offers all these services at a promotional price for the first 12 months. After the first year of service, the prices go back to their normal rate, which is one of the reasons why your Spectrum bill goes up.

Why did my Spectrum bill go up?

To understand the hidden costs of Spectrum, we will slowly walk you through the expenses that might appear on your monthly bill.

Summary of Spectrum Hidden Costs for Internet Plans
CategoryAmount
Professional Installation
*Applies to each instance of primary or custom installations, reconnects, or additional service calls.
$59.99 (One-Time Payment)
Broadcast TV Service Charge1
*Applies to each instance of primary or custom installations, reconnects, or additional service calls.
$25.75/month
Reconnection Fee$4.99 (One-Time Payment)
Spectrum Receiver and Remote (per outlet)2
2Customers who subscribe to Spectrum Basic-only services are not required to lease a Spectrum Receiver.
$10.99/month
DVR Service Fee (1 DVR)3
3Customers who subscribe to DVR Service are required to lease a Spectrum Receiver.
$10.99/month
DVR Service Package (2–4 DVRs)$19.99/month
Cloud DVR Plus4
4Customers who subscribe to Cloud DVR Plus are not required to lease a Spectrum Receiver.
$9.99/month
STARZ® & STARZ ENCORE®$9.00/month
HBO®$15.00/month
Paramount+ with SHOWTIME®$10.00/month
Late Payment Fee (45 Days Past Due)$8.95

How Much Is Spectrum TV After 12 Months?

Charter Spectrum offers a straightforward pricing system for all its TV packages. The prices may vary for different regions. Here are the general details of Spectrum TV packages:

Spectrum TV Plans
Spectrum TV Select Signature150+Channels$64.99/mos*. (Availability varies by location) for 12 months
Spectrum TV Select Plus160+Channels$74.99/mos* for 12 months
Mi Plan Latino145+Channels$39.99/month for 12 months

After the first 12 months, the prices for TV Select Signature and TV Select Plus plans go up by $20 per month while for the Mi Plan Latino it can go up by around $15 per month. However, you are free to cancel your subscription at any time because Spectrum does not bind you to a contract, which is why there is no early termination fee.

How Much Is Spectrum Internet After 12 Months?

Spectrum offers three internet-only plans starting from $49.99/month for 300 Mbps and going all the way up to $89.99/month for 1 Gbps. The provider offers unlimited data allowance with all its internet plans.

Spectrum Internet Plans
Spectrum Internet300 Mbps Download Speed
(wireless speeds may vary)
$49.99/month for 12 months* with Auto Pay
Spectrum Internet Ultra500 Mbps Download Speed
(wireless speeds may vary)
$69.99/mo for 24 mos* with Auto Pay
Spectrum Internet Gig1 Gbps** Download Speed (wireless speeds may vary)$79.99/mo for 24 mos* with Auto Pay
**Speed based on wired connection. Available Internet speeds may vary by address. Gig capable modem required for Gig speed. For a list of Gig capable modems, visit spectrum.net/modem. ©2023 Charter Communications.

The standard service offerings are available in approximately 99.99% of Spectrum’s service area. Not all standard service offerings are available in all areas. The monthly charges for internet plans after the 12-month promotional period will go up by $35 per month. These prices may vary from region to region. With that being said, let us take a look at the hidden costs associated with Spectrum Internet.

Summary of Spectrum Hidden Costs for Internet Plans
CategoryAmount
Professional Installation
*Applies to each instance of primary or custom installations, reconnects, or additional service calls.
$59.99 (One-Time Payment)
Self-Installation Kit$24.99
Reconnection Fee$4.99 (One-Time Payment)
Wi-Fi Service$5.00/month
Modem Equipment RentalIncluded
Data Overage FeeNone
Spectrum WiFi Pods$3.00 per month per pod

In case you do not understand something charged on your Spectrum bill, get in touch with Spectrum Customer Service and one of the professionals will facilitate you with all your queries.

Wrap-Up

Spectrum, one of the largest cable service providers in the US, offers extensive coverage across most of the states. As a subscriber to their services, it is essential to familiarize yourself with the charges associated with Spectrum Internet and TV service to manage your monthly bills and understand why your Spectrum bill might go up after the promotional period ends. We hope this article has provided you with valuable insights to navigate your Spectrum subscription efficiently.