SELCO Cable Rates Increasing April 1
According to a SELCO release the rates are comparable to other area providers.
Cable subscribers in Shrewsbury will see an increased bill starting April 1.
According to an email sent out by SELCO, basic and expanded basic cable prices will be increased to continue to provide the same channels.
"Due to rising programming costs, SELCO will be increasing Basic and Expanded Basic cable rates by approximately 7% as of April 1," the release said.
This means basic cable will increase from $16.68 to $17.83 and expanded basic from $39.92 to $42.72.
"Please note, the Basic and Expanded Basic cable rate increases will cause the SELCO Super Pack price to rise from $126.95* per month to $127.95 per month. The SELCO Value Pack will increase from $106.95 per month to $107.95 per month."
In addition HBO and Cinemax costs will be climbing along with the commercial expanded basic.
"Despite these increases, SELCO’s Expanded Basic cable rates remain nearly 30% to 40% below other area providers," the release says, leading to a chart indicating costs for other municipal and private cable providers.
Premium services including digital cable and HDTV will not be affected.