The management of The Cable has confirmed that this increase will take effect from 1st February 2013. The management has tried to assure customers that they are aware that these are challenging times for their subscribers, but they also would like to continue to provide the best and most modern services in the industry.
The new prices are also coming at a time when many customers have been expressing great disappointment about the lack of cable boxes. Some have complained that they have not been able to have the company replace their boxes that are malfunctioning. It is being said that Cable has been having some difficulty in securing new boxes due to the lack of a supplier for the type of equipment currently in use.
Though a private company, The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has a majority shareholding or ownership in the entity and therefore has controlling interest.
The new rates that are to be applicable are stated below for the interest of the public.
Current Rates (VAT inclusive) New Rates
Basic (Res.) $43.29 – $58.50 (increase by $15.21)
Basic (comm.) $58.50 $70.20 (increase by $11.70)
Premium 1 $23.40 $29.25 (increase by $5.85)
Premium 2 – $35.10 $40.95 (increase by $5.85)
Premium 3 $11.70 per $14.63 (increase by $2.93 per channel)
Premium 4 $11.70ea $17.55 (each) (Super Premium)
Max Pak $35.10 $46.80 (Residence) increase by $11.70
$157.95 The Max Pak Commercial
Extra Outlets $5.85 $11.70 each (increase by $5.85)
The Cable commenced operation in St. Kitts in 1984 under the previous PAM/NRP Government with only twelve (12) channels. Over the past twenty-nine (29) years, The Cable has served with distinction and has offered “quality service” to our subscribers, said a company release.
The release said that they have expanded the channel line-up and now offer seventy (70) channels.
The Cable said it is continuously upgrading its operation with state of the art equipment and provides a team of experienced technicians that delivers prompt and reliable service.
“As we continue to upgrade, the cost of keeping abreast with the changes in technology, has become extremely demanding. After much consultation and deliberation, reluctantly, we are forced to implement our first rate increase in over eighteen (18) years. This increase will take effect from February 1 2013. We are aware that these are challenging times for our subscribers, but we also will like to continue to provide you with the best and most modern services in the industry,” a company official.