Cox Communications raises rates
By Carolyn Shapiro
© April 9, 2013
Cox Communications Inc. raised its cable rates this month, including an increase of 21.6 percent for the monthly rental of a digital TV receiver.
The monthly cost for Cox’s basic digital service, known as Advanced TV, actually dropped from $65.99 to $63.29. However, the rental of the digital receiver required to receive that service climbed from $6.99 to $8.50 per month. For a high-definition digital receiver, the price rose from $7.99 to $8.50.
Enhanced digital service levels, with more channels and features, also grew more expensive, with Advanced TV Premier going from $78.49 to $83.99.
All of Cox’s digital specialty packages jumped in price, in some cases doubling or more: The Variety Pak went from $5 to $10, while the Latino Pak went from $4 to $9.
Cox also increased most of its Internet service charges by $3 to $5, depending on the access speed. The cost of the fastest Ultimate Internet service dropped from $109.99 to $99.99.
Customers should have received notice of the changes in the previous month’s bill.