PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Comcast customers will soon have to dig a little deeper in their wallets. The company recently announced that phone, cable, and internet subscribers will see an increase in their monthly bills by about 3.3 percent.READ MORE: Mother Of 6 Stabbed To Death In West Philly Had Protective Order Against Fiance Charged In Her Murder
The rate hike will take effect in January.READ MORE: Sheriff's Deputies Dismantle Protest Encampment Outside Of University City Townhomes
Comcast says the increase is necessary as they continue to make improvements.MORE NEWS: Heat Health Emergency In Philadelphia Has Residents Running For Cover From Sun: 'This Heat Is Like, Dangerous'
They also blame rising costs to carry broadcast and sports programming.