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Cable-TV provider Comcast is boosting fees

Andy Vuong
The Denver Post

Comcast, the largest cable-TV provider in Colorado, is hitting subscribers with rate increases on three fronts this year.

On Tuesday, the company will raise installation-related fees by as much as 265 percent, with the cost of downgrading service – if the change can’t be done remotely – jumping to $40 from $10.95.

Monthly programming fees were hiked in January by an average of 2.8 percent.

The Philadelphia-based company also boosted equipment-lease fees on modems and high-definition converter boxes.

“These adjustments allow us to continue to invest in new technologies and equipment,” said Cindy Parsons, a spokeswoman for Comcast, which serves about 840,000 Colorado customers.

Last year, the company doubled Internet speeds for the majority of its subscribers in the state to 12 megabits per second without raising the monthly service charge. Over the next few weeks, Comcast plans to double its HD channel lineup to 100.

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