Citing increases in programming and operational costs, Atlantic Broadband will increase the cost of some of its services, beginning with the February billing statement.
This marks the third consecutive year Atlantic Broadband has announced a rate increase. Most customers will see a 3 to 4 percent increase in their monthly bills, Senior Vice President and General Manager David Dane said.
The price of limited cable service, which includes 25 channels, will increase from $15.09 to $15.21 a month. The cost for the 53-channel value package will increase from $64.99 to $67.75 a month and the 104-channel digital plus package will increase from $86.99 to $90.75 a month.
High speed Internet service also will increase by $1 a month for the starter and preferred packages.
Customers with Atlantic Broadband's unlimited phone service purchased with any video or high-speed Internet service, will see an increase from $29.95 to $34.95 a month.
Service, activation and installation fees remain unchanged.
Dane said Atlantic Broadband has received increases in what it must pay to carry both the Big Ten Network and Root Sports. The cable company also must pay more to carry Pittsburgh stations KDKA and WTAE.
"We are just passing along the extra costs of programming to the consumer," Dane said.
Atlantic Broadband has about 27,000 residential customers in the Altoona and Johnstown areas.