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Spectrum to increase rates citing the 'growing cost of programming'

Posted at 4:33 PM, Apr 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-06 16:33:24-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Spectrum will increase its rates for TV services citing the "growing cost of programming."

According to Spectrum, here is what you can expect:

  • Broadcast TV Surcharge from $17.99 to $21.00/month.
  • Spectrum TV Select from $76.99 to $79.99/month.
  • Spectrum TV Receivers from $8.99 to $9.99/month.
  • For new customers who are paying a promotional price for their Spectrum TV, Internet or Voice plan, the regular plan price does not take effect until the end of the promotional period.

A spokesperson for Charter Communications, Spectrum's parent company, released the following statement to 7 News:

TV programmers continue to raise fees annually to carry their content, driving higher costs across the entire industry. As a direct result of the growing cost of programming from the TV networks we carry, we are passing through these increased fees to viewers.