You obviously didn't read the article . so don't bother to comment, you don't know what your talking about! It said the average price "OVER 5 YEARS time is $300 more! The average U.S. household paid $1,419 for electricity in 2010. That’s about $300 more than five years ago. Read more: http://business.time.com/2011/12/16/plugged-in-then-pay-up-electricity-costs-rise-300-in-5-years/#ixzz2g65AEPnI Here I'll help you understand. $1,119 in 2005 to $1,419 in 2010 OR about $60 per year more. That's only $5 per month. OK my Directv bill from last year was $14 PER MONTH cheaper for the same services then it is this year So for 2013, I m already paying $168 per year more then I did in 2012, Directv clearly increased its customers prices well over $300 from 5 years ago. Don't you think its sad the average Directv customer pays the same as the Average Electric customer.