An Open Letter to Mayors, City and County Executives, and Local Franchising Authorities Regarding the Sale of the Adelphia Corporation to Comcast and Time Warner Cable

April 20, 2005



An Open Letter to Mayors, City and County Executives, and Local Franchising Authorities Regarding the Sale of the Adelphia Corporation to Comcast and Time Warner Cable

As organizations extremely concerned about both the dangerous concentration of America's electronic media and excessively high rates for cable television and broadband Internet access, we ask you to join us in opposing the sale of Adelphia Corporation's cable systems to Comcast and Time Warner Cable and the transfer of local Adelphia cable franchises to those companies. A sale of Adelphia to these companies would not be in the public interest or in the interest of your constituents and local community members.

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Sincerely,

Jeff Chester

Center for Digital Democracy

Chellie Pingree

President and CEO

Common Cause

Jonathan Rintels

President and Executive Director

Center for Creative Voices in Media

Andrew Jay Schwartzman

President and CEO

Media Access Project

Ben Scott

Director of Policy

Free Press

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