Cable is a real problem. I have to admit that I do not know what type of overhead they are keeping. However, In the Philadelphia area basic cable starts at around $50.00 per month, that is the non-digital variety, the people I know who have cable packages generally spend 80 to 100 per month. This is in contrast to satellite which starts at $25.00 per month. I am not an economics major but I can see when something is overpriced.