Wave Broadband to increase costs of some TV services

Rate increases to take effect Feb. 1

Wave Broadband to increase costs of some TV services

PORT ORCHARD — Wave Broadband has given the City of Port Orchard a 30-day advanced notification of an increase in rates, as a requirement of its franchise agreement with the city. Wave Broadband said it will be adjusting the retail price of some of its video services beginning Feb. 1.

The monthly rates will be increased for the following television services: local television station fees will increase by 58 cents; local broadcast television and any packages that include that service will increase by $2; the expanded content channel tier, also known as basic cable, and any packages including that service, will increase by $1.35 monthly.

Digital channel tiers, including digital favorites, digital variety and digital sports tiers, and any packages including these services, will increase by $1 each. Universal and digital converter set-top boxes, HD receiver set-top boxes, HD DVR set-top boxes, TiVo DVRs and TiVo Minis, will increase by $1 each.

Wave Broadband said the rate adjustment is as a result of annual programming cost increases by major TV networks, regional sports programmers, independent channel providers and local broadcast channel providers.

“When network owners increase their monthly fees, it ultimately results in higher rates for our video customers,” Fred Lutz, senior vice president of operations for the company, said in his letter to the city.

Customers will receive the accompanying letter with detailed information covering the rate changes with their billing statement, Lutz wrote in the letter.

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