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Cox will raise standard cable rate 6 percent next year


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#1 OFFLINE   Darkman

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 07:22 AM

By CAROLYN SHAPIRO, The Virginian-Pilot
© November 14, 2006

Cox Communications Inc. plans to raise the monthly cost of its most-popular cable television package by 6 percent next year - the steepest increase in four years.

The price of the "standard" cable package, which includes 69 channels with the combined "limited" and "expanded" tiers of service, will climb to $46 a month from $43.35 starting Jan. 1.

The majority of Cox's more than 415,000 TV customers subscribe to the standard package, company officials said...


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...Cox and Charter now monopolize cable service in their respective territories with satellite providers representing the only TV competition.

One satellite competitor, Dish Network, owned by EchoStar Communications Corp., has locked in its $29.99 monthly rate for its America's Top 60 package until 2008, said Heather Black, a spokeswoman for the Colorado-based company. The price for the package, with more than 80 channels, went up 4 percent in February, she said.

The region's other satellite provider, DirecTV Inc., has yet to make a decision about its next rate increase, spokeswoman Jade Ekstedt said. The company, based in California, has raised its rates annually for the past four years, usually in the first quarter of the year, she said.

When Cox's new rate begins, the cost of its standard package will have climbed 35 percent since 2000...


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#2 OFFLINE   midnight75

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 04:25 PM

Looks like they may be down at least one subscriber very soon. My sister & brother-in-law have them, & are considering satellite because they've had about enough of them. This may very well be the last straw.
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#3 OFFLINE   Darkman

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 05:53 PM

Cool...

Glad to be able to keep them "up-to-date informed" then.. on current events :D

We ll welcome them to the satellite world... Rest assured! :)

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 06:14 PM

My cox internet bill went up 5% this month

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