Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) has issued a memo to customers in the Atlanta area, warning them about rate increases set to take effect July 1.
According to posters on the DSLReports message board, the conglomerate says it'll spike broadband fees by $3. The rental cost of its HD DVRs will also go up from $8 a month to $10. Another addition: a $1.75-a-month "broadcast fee," ostensibly to pay for retrans costs, that isn't factored into advertised pay-TV rates.
A Comcast representative told FierceCable that the memo relates to rate hikes already announced in January and that the memo referenced by DSLReports relates to just the regional unfurling of those rate changes in the Atlanta area.
"At Comcast we are committed to constantly improving your entertainment and communications experience," the notice informs customers. "Due to increases we incur in programming and other business costs, we periodically need to adjust our prices as we make these and other investments."
Like most pay-TV operators, Comcast announced price increases in January, upping the monthly bills on cable modems from $8 a month to $10, for example.
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Updated: This story was changed shortly after its original posting on May 27 to reflect input from a Comcast representative.