is an unfortunate trend for families facing
increasingly difficult economic times,"
York-based Verizon Communications Inc. already
had raised rates by 12 per cent in February
on its FiOS TV Premier tier, the company's
most popular video plan. It will revisit
rates again in early 2009.
cable company Comcast Corp plans to raise
rates by an average 3.7 per cent on customers
who buy multiple services in a discounted
Time Warner Cable Inc. acknowledged it will
raise rates next year, without giving details.
Cox Communications also said it plans to
raise rates for 2009 but needs time to calculate
the average increase.