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Comcast cable TV rates going up

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Oct. 15, 2007 at 2:57 pm |
October 15, 2007 2:57 pm

Comcast plans to raise the average consumer’s bill for cable television by 4.2 percent beginning Nov. 15, the company said today.

The amount of the rate increase will vary according to what services a Comcast customer receives. Basic cable service will jump $2 monthly from $34.99 to $36.99. The company’s Digial Starter package will increas from $35.99 to $37.99. And most of the company’s premium channel packages will increase $2 monthly to 17.99, up from $15.99.

The company doesn’t plan to raise its rates for phone or high-speed Internet service, said Comcast spokesman Walter Neary.

The company said it will soon announce five new high definition channels to its line-up.

Here are the specifics of the rate increases:

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