1/2/2020 – Good News! We are pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with FOX to continue to provide their programming on your lineup. There was and will be no disruption in service.
12/30/2019 – At Citizens Fiber, we work hard to try and ensure that the prices you pay for your cable television service are reasonable. We are currently negotiating with FOX Corporation to continue to offer their networks FOX News Channel, FOX Business Network, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer Plus on your lineup. We are attempting to reach a fair agreement, but they are demanding that we agree to very significant rate increases that will directly impact your monthly bill. If we are unable to reach an agreement by midnight on Tuesday, December 31st, FOX may force us to remove their channels from your lineup.
FOX is seeking a rate increase that is more than 10x the rate of inflation, after already increasing rates for FOX News Channel by 800% since 2004. If milk increased by the same amount FOX News has over the last 15 years, a gallon of milk that cost $3.50 in 2004 would cost $29 today. It is not fair to our hard-working customers to pay for these big increases while multi-billion-dollar companies like FOX make record profits. We are fighting on your behalf to keep costs down.