Bend Broadband is raising its cable rates again. The company sent out notices to customers in the mail this week. Bend Broadband is raising prices on its most popular TV packages by 3% to 5% starting on April first. The cable company says the cost of television programming has gone up 9% this year. They say the cost of television programming is the single largest expense for cable companies. Bend Broadband is also raising the cost for some set-top boxes and their DVR service fee.