It will cost you more to watch cable television in the coming weeks. Charter Communications has announced it will increase rates for most of its services by two dollars a month. Basic cable is the only service that will not increase, but if you have expanded basic or digital, the price will go up starting in March. The hike does not impact other Charter services.
A spokesperson for Charter says the increase represents the higher costs of doing business with the programming it offers to customers. Expanded basic will go from $36 to $38 a month, basic/expanded service from $60.99 to $62.99 monthly; and Charter TV in digital goes from $61.99 to $63.99 per month. There will also be a 5-cent hike in what's called the Broadcast TV surcharge, from $1.43 to $1.48 per month.