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Cox Cable: “It’s Our Priority to Add Value”… While Jacking Up Your Rates in 2013

Phillip Dampier January 16, 2013 Consumer News, Cox No Comments

COX_RES_RGBCox Cable customers in Arizona, Florida and beyond face a significant rate hike for cable, broadband, and phone service in 2013 according to a notification from the company. Rates are going up for most individual services, although customers in selected package bundles or on promotions will avoid increases for now.

Cox claims “increasing programming expenses” and the “rising costs of doing business” are responsible for the forthcoming higher bills.

In Arizona, Cox’s prices change as follows:

Cox TV and Advanced TV:
Cox TV Essential will change from $60.79 to $63.99.
Advanced TV will change from $62.59 to $63.99.
Preferred TV will change from $69.59 to $73.99.
Super Mix will change from $69.59 to $70.99.
Premier TV will change from $80.59 to $83.99.
Ultimate TV will change from $122.58 to $125.99.
Advanced TV standard definition receivers will change from $6.99 to $8.50.

Plus Package fee will change from $10 to $5. (only decrease)
Variety Pak will change from $7.00 to $10.00.
Sports and Information Pak will change from $7.00 to $8.50.
Single premium channel rate will change from $14.99 to $15.00.
Two premium channels rate will change from $23.49 to $25.00
Three premium channel rate will change from $31.99 to $34.00.
Four premium channel rate will change from $39.49 to $42.00.

Telephone:
Cox Digital Telephone Essential will change from $19.99 to $21.99.
Voice Mail will change from $7.99 to $8.99.
To comply with federal regulatory guidelines for the Access Recovery Charge, the FCC Access Charge will increase by $0.12. Toll Restriction will change from $2.75 to $1.49.
Simply 5 Long Distance will change from $3.99 to $4.95.
For information on other telephone rate changes, please visit Cox.com

Internet:
Starter will change from $25.99 to $26.99.
Essential will change from $37.99 to $39.99.
Preferred will change from $53.99 to $55.99.
Premier will change from $64.99 to $67.99.
Ultimate will change from $94.99 to $99.99.

(Thanks to ‘BryanInPHX’ for compiling the changes.)

In Florida, Cox customers will pay $68.49 for “Advanced TV” service — nearly $70 for what some would consider “basic cable.” Equipment is going up as well.

Advanced TV standard definition receivers increase from $6.99 to $8.50 a month. Advanced TV High Definition and DVR receivers rise from $7.99 to $8.50.

Many Cox Internet customers in Florida will also pay between $3-4 a month more for their broadband service.

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