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Cox To Raise Rates In Las Vegas

Cox Communications is rolling out a cable rate hike for the Las Vegas area two weeks after a bitter fee dispute with KLAS.

The company said its prices went up nationwide an average of 5 percent starting in February.

Las Vegas rates for cable television went up between 4 and 8 percent but a Cox spokeswoman said that it was planned and based on increasing programming costs.

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Cox said the Vegas fee hike is not directly related with the recent KLAS blackout, despite the cable company saying at the time of their high-profile dispute that KLAS' demand for more money would drive up cable costs.

The five-day standoff between the CBS affiliate and cable company ended Feb. 4, just days before the Super Bowl game broadcast.