(WDEF) From EPB---
EPB Fiber Optics is notifying its customers of the first Fi TV price adjustment since launching the products in 2009. The adjustments for Fi TV bundles will take effect July 1 and will range from an additional $1 to $6 on monthly residential bills.
During the last four years nearly all of the television networks supplying programming for Fi TV have increased their prices. Additionally, Fi TV has added 75 offerings with the product set now totaling 280 standard-definition and 118 high-definition channels. Together these changes reflect an overall video cost increase to EPB Fiber Optics of more than 34%.
“I wish we could hold the line on Fi TV prices, because the last thing we want is an increase for our customers,” EPB president and CEO Harold DePriest said. “Unfortunately, we are asking for an increase in pricing to help offset the rising cost of programming.”
Prices remain unchanged for high-definition service, premium channels, the sports package, additional equipment and repair services. Customers will continue getting their remote and first set top box for Fi TV Gold at no charge. Fi-Speed Internet and Fi-Phone prices will remain at current levels.
New Fi TV prices remain lower than similar cable offerings at their regular price.