AT&T adds U-verse fees

Your AT&T bill may cost you a few extra bucks starting this month, after the company implemented extra fees associated with U-verse broadband and IPTV. According to AT&T, one of the new fees – a $2 broadcast TV surcharge – is needed to recover a portion of the amount local broadcasters charge AT&T to carry their channels.

U-verse high speed Internet packages will increase $3 per month, and customers who are not currently paying a fee for Wi-Fi-enabled Wireless Gateway will be stung for another $2 per month for equipment rental.

AT&T isn’t the only company tacking on a few extra dollars to its bills – DirecTV recently added a $3 regional sports fee, and Frontier has started charging modem and gateway fees ranging from $7 to $15.