DirecTV Monthly Fees Have Surged at the Same Time Customers Have Fled

AT&T’s satellite business has lost 15% of its customers in the last 18 months

DirecTV’s monthly fees have increased sharply in the last year, coinciding with a subscriber exodus that has AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson weighing if it’s time to offload its struggling satellite business.

In the past 18 months, DirecTV’s prices have spiked more than 20%, the New York Post first pointed out on Sunday night. The price for its cheapest option — a two-year commitment for its Select plan — now runs $70.50 per month on average, representing a 25% hike from June 2018. It’s most expensive option, Premier, has increased 11% to $162 per month during that same time.

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Sean Burch

Sean Burch

Tech reporter • sean.burch@thewrap.com • @seanb44