televisionHENDERSON, Ky. (12/28/17) — The two companies that provide cable television services in the city of Henderson have notified city officials the rates will be adjusted next month, and most of the adjustments will be increases, Henderson city officials reported today.

The companies are Spectrum (also known as Charter Communications) and Mediacom. They are the only two companies with franchises to operate within the city.

Charter said it will notify its customers that they will be adjusting rates starting Jan. 21. Mediacom, which serves a much smaller customer base in the city, plans to make its adjustments starting Jan. 1, Henderson officials reported.

Both companies indicated their rates increases are precipitated by “constantly being pressured” by the programmers they buy from to pay more for the channels they carry.

Listed below are upcoming price adjustments to be implemented by Spectrum:

Starter TV Service: $20 to $23.89
CPST Service: $49.99 to $46.10
Standard TV Service: No change.
DTA: $4 to $4.99
Spectrum Receiver: $5.99 to $6.99
Broadcast TV Surcharge: $7.50 to $8.85
Single DVR Service: $11.99 to $12.99
Sports and Movie Pass: Both increasing from $10 to $12
Hustler TV, Manhandle TV, Penthouse, Playboy TV, Real, Ten and Vivid: All increasing from $12.99 to $15.99
Adult 3-Pack: $24.99 to $29.99
Good Triple Play Premium/Triple Play Standard: $129.99 to $139.99
Better Triple Play Plus/Triple Play Plus: $149.99 to $159.99
Best Triple Play Plus/Triple Play Premium: $169.99 to $179.99

Listed below are upcoming price adjustments to be implemented by Mediacom:

Local Broadcast Station Surcharge: $8.45 to $10.96
Family TV: $66.95 to $70.49
HD DTA:  $2.99 to $3.99
SD DTA: $1.99 to $3.99
DVR Service (non TiVo):  $10.95 to $14.99
Standard Installation:  $49.99, $74.99 and $99.99 to $99.99

The Federal Telecommunications Act prohibits the Henderson Board of Commissioners from setting or approving cable rates at the local level.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Donna B. Stinnett

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