Local cable operators strive to keep prices as low as possible. But they don’t control how much they are forced to pay to carry local TV stations. Unfortunately, large corporate broadcasters are charging increasingly higher fees every few years to make up for lost advertising revenue due to fewer consumers watching their programming. Cable companies try to absorb as much of the cost increases as possible, but a portion is included in cable bills because of the significant rise in the cost of these fees and other factors over the years. In fact, these TV station fees have grown thirty times over the last decade.