Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, released the following statement after Comcast-NBC Universal announced plans that is has entered into agreement with another full-power Boston station (WMFP) to rebroadcast the NBC Boston signal.  

“I appreciate Comcast-NBCUniversal taking additional steps at my urging to temporarily expand the reach of its signal to cover most residents in Massachusetts and its stated intention to find a permanent solution to ensure full coverage of the market as soon as possible. I will continue to urge Comcast-NBCUniversal to ensure that all residents throughout the region can enjoy the same quality and reliability of free, over-the-air NBC content as soon as possible.”  

A copy of the response to Senator Markey’s inquiry can be found HERE

Last week, Senator Markey sent a letter to Comcast requesting detailed information about the company’s plans to ensure that residents in the Massachusetts and in parts of New England can continue to access to NBC’s free, over-the-air coverage after it ends its affiliation with WHDH and launches an NBC-owned and operated station in January 2017.