Washington (December 4, 2020) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Congressmen Bill Keating (MA-09) and Joseph P. Kennedy III (MA-04) sent letters today to Comcast Corporation and Hearst Television expressing concerns about reports that starting on December 22, 2020 Comcast subscribers in Bristol County will no longer be able to view WCVB, the Boston ABC affiliate owned by Hearst.

“Particularly during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, loss of access to this station would be harmful to Bristol County viewers who rely on state-specific announcements to stay healthy and safe,” write the Massachusetts lawmakers. “Updates and recommendations from the State House must reach every corner of the Commonwealth, as communities across Massachusetts face enormous public health and economic challenges.

A copy of the letter can be found HERE.

Senators Markey and Warren previously worked with Chairman Richard A. Neal (MA-01) on a successful effort to preserve Charter Cable subscribers’ access to WWLP, the Springfield Massachusetts NBC station, in Berkshire County.