This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

NEW YORK — Spectrum rates are on the rise.

Customers in New York City will need to pay more beginning Aug. 5 because of increases in programming costs, a spokesperson said. Changes will impact the broadcast TV surcharge and the TV Select packages.

“Spectrum is committed to continuously enhancing our communication products, providing customers value-driven, superior connectivity services,” a spokesman said. “We are delivering faster broadband speeds and improved performance and reliability, all as the average price per megabit per second and gig consumed declines dramatically. Conversely, programmers annually raise programming fees to deliver the same content, leading to higher costs across the entire industry. The increase we are passing through to viewers is a direct result of these rising programming costs. Similarly, we will pass through any rebates we receive from the loss of live sports during COVID-19.”

The broadcast TV surcharge will increase by $2.95 and the the TV Select packages, which includes Silver and Gold, will increase by $1.50.

There is no change in the price of Spectrum TV equipment or on any Spectrum Internet, Voice or Mobile plans.