According to Stamps.com, the postage rate in 2011 for a 1-ounce First Class letter was 44 cents. While some postage rates were raised, the First Class letter rate remained the same.
The postage rate for additional ounces on the First Class letter rate went up from 17 cents to 20 cents per ounce, according to Stamps.com. Postcard rates went from 28 cents to 29 cents, Parcel Post rates went from $4.90 to $5.10 for the starting rate, and Media Mail rates went from $2.38 to $2.41 for the starting rate. Other increased mail services included certified mail, first class mail international, registered mail, and signature confirmation services.