The most interesting thing to note, here, is how the increases are regressive: 10.2% for the lowest tier of service; 7.8% for the next-to-lowest; and smaller increases for the premium customers. This is yet-another example of consumer-facing companies recognizing that customers unwilling to spend a lot of money on your offerings are simply not worth as much as those that are, and that it is even worth perhaps pushing some of them over to the competition, by raising your rates on them, than trying to keep them by keeping rates lower.
$19 + tax is a lotta scratch for what you can get free OTA - and OTA delivers better quality AND more usable channels.
When the Digital conversion happened, Comcast ran a "promo" - basic cable for $10 a month. The ads were misleading and panic inducing: "Omygod, you are going to loose your free TV unless you spend a whole lot of money on a converter box and antenna and you'll have to climb up on your roof" or "Just call us and don't worry". A lot of older folks fell for it. The non-discounted price at the time for basic was $13 or so. The "promo" has since expired, and basic service here is priced at $18 - plus tax. So their "bait and switch" price doubled. Soon, though, there will be no analog cable and everyone will need a Digital Cable box, too. And how long do you think Comcast is going to let people have those boxes without a monthly fee?