Cox Cable Internet is planning to increase its monthly internet bill by an average of 2.6 per cent.
The company said it will also increase the amount of data it sends to the internet service providers, in a bid to compete with new competitors such as Netflix.
The internet service provider’s monthly bill is currently $49.99 per month.
“Cable internet is an important tool to provide the internet to more Canadians and we have to compete in this market,” Cox Cable president and CEO Craig Roberts said in a statement.
“In addition, Cox Cable is a leader in cable and broadband infrastructure and we are committed to ensuring our customers get the most value for their investment.”
Cable internet has been gaining in popularity as the number of Canadians subscribing to it grows.
Last month, the Canadian Cable Association estimated that Canadian internet users are using an average 300 gigabytes of data per month, compared to just 20 gigabytes in 2013.
Cable internet service costs about $3.50 per month per household and can be bought from multiple providers.
The latest data shows that the average Canadian household uses about 1.7 gigabytes per month to access internet.