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Do you have Spectrum? Your cable bill is about to go up.

Posted at 9:48 AM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 11:05:31-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The price of cable is going up again in Western New York.

Charter Spectrum will raise rates on August 5 to keep up with yearly increases in programming fees, a company spokesperson said.

The broadcast TV surcharge fee will increase by $2.95 a month, from $13.50 to $16.45. Customers with Spectrum's TV Select, TV Silver and TV Gold packages will pay an additional $1.50 a month.

The price hike does not effect customers with Spectrum internet, voice or mobile plans. Customers who are currently enrolled in a promotional plan will not see their bill increase until the promotional period is over.

Spectrum will pass along any rebates it receives from the loss of live sporting events during COVID-19, a spokesperson said.

In October, Spectrum announced it was raising the price of its internet service in addition to its TV Select Silver and Gold plans.

The rising cable fees come on the heels of YouTube TV's announcement that it will raise its monthly price from $50 a month to $65 a month by the end of July, although customers will also gain eight new channels as part of that price hike.

AT&T has also raised the prices of its DirecTV’s Select, Choice, Xtra and Ultimate packages by $10 for new customers.