Buckle your seat belts boys and girls because you're about to see another rate increase by Cox. Cox telephone will go up $1/month and, depending on your service, you might see a jump in your internet service. But the real kick in the pants is a $6 surcharge to cover sports, including ESPN and Fox Sports. You can expected a longer than usual wait time if you try to get through to the Loyalty Department, which might be worth your while or you might just find it a waste of your time.
One way to avoid these price increases is to sign a 2Y contract with Cox. If you move to another Cox area, the contract will stay in place. If you stop using Cox for some reason (other than demise), there is a termination fee (that gets reduced each month). The options get a bit complicated and there's a bunch of fine print but it's all explained here: Link to Cox Webpage