By: AP
By: AP

About 800-thousand Coloradans soon could face a little clicker shock.

Cable TV provider Comcast says it's raising its average cable service rates by about four percent across Colorado.

The increase is expected to take effect March first.

Prices for high-speed Internet and home-telephone service are expected to remain the same.

This marks the second rate hike in a row.

Last year the Philadelphia-based provider jacked up prices an average of four-point-four percent in Colorado.

Comcast, the nation's largest cable provider, has 24 million subscribers nationally.

Under the new rates, a customer used to paying less than 67 dollars a month for a digital package will see their rates jump to more than 71 dollars a month.

Cable customers aren't alone.

Satellite customers of DirecTV are expecting their own four-percent increase March first.

And customers of Colorado-based DISH satellite should see an average three-percent increase on some offerings by next month.

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