Please consider this request from Patrick at RFD Rural TV and Radio:
Ladies & Gentlemen,
Last fall, you sent RFD-TV a letter of support in regards to Comcast dropping our channel in Colorado and New Mexico. Last month we took those e-mails to Washington DC and shared them with Congressmen, Senators, the FCC and the Department of Justice showing how important rural, independent programming was to your home. Thousands of e-mails. Boy, was it effective!!!
These same people are now reviewing the potential merger between Comcast Cable and Time Warner Cable, along with the pending merger of AT&T with DIRECTV. Together, if approved, these two mergers will control cable in over 54 million homes in all 50 states. This is a big deal, and will essentially determine RFD-TV and RURAL TV's carriage for the next several years on all these cable and satellite systems. You can make a difference, and help influence this important decision.
We have the attention of Washington DC, and it sure appears that they want to do something to address the problem for rural, independent television channels like ours. Let me be clear - RFD-TV is NOT against either of these mergers, but we see this as an opportunity to not only get RFD-TV back on Comcast in Colorado and New Mexico, but on all their combined cable systems with the merger.
At this time, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) wants to get comments from the public about RFD-TV and Comcast. Here is your chance to really make a difference. There is a short and simple process to register your comments directly to the FCC. Here's how:
- Click here to go directly to the FCC page for making comments. (PLEASE REVIEW STEPS 1-5 FIRST)
- Select Proceeding Number 14-57: Applications of Comcast Corporation and Time Warner Cable Inc. for Consent to Assign or Transfer Control of Licenses and Applications.
- Fill out the form with your name, address, and comments in the boxes provided. Our Proceeding is 14-57. Be sure that 14-57 is in that first line when asked for the Proceeding Number.
- Click "Continue" at the end, where you will review your information and comments one more time.
- Click "CONFIRM" and your comments are then delivered to the FCC.
I ask that you do this in the next few days, as there will be a limit to the time for public comment. I have sent my request and hope you do too.