Mediacom is implementing a rate adjustment to customers in the Knox area.
Bills will be going up $2.93 for a local broadcast station surcharge. Mediacom officials indicated that they were reluctant to raise prices, but pressure to pay more for the channels they carry prompted this rate increase. Their overall programming costs rose by over 12 percent in the past year.
Mediacom claims that the fees they pay to retransmit local broadcast stations are the fastest growing programming cost component.
The new rate for Family Cable will be $72.95 and the new family rate will be $75.88. These new prices will be effective May 1.