Cox Communications says it plans to raise its cable television rates in Arizona.
The company says rates will rise by $5 per month beginning in August and will impact about two-thirds of its Arizona customers.
Cox executives say the increase is linked to rising costs for programming. Many of Cox's most-popular cable plans, cable tiers of service and cable-bundled plans are affected.
Cox last raised its rates in February 2008 by $10 for those signed up for phone, cable and high-speed Internet service.