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CableAdvisoryCommittee

c/oTownManager'sOffice
4BoltwoodAve
Amherst,MA01002

December4,2015

DearCACMembers,
Afterdiligentresearchandnumerous
conversationswithindividualsensconcedinthe
businessofcablelicensesandtheirrenewals,I
havecometotheconclusionthattheTownof
Amherst,throughitsappointedCableAdvisory
Committee(CAC)shouldpursuethefollowing
lineofaction.
IbeseechtheTownManagerandSelectBoard
memberstosendwrittencommuniqutothe
UniversityofMassachusettsatAmhersttotheir
HousingServicesviatheCAC,requestingall
pertinentfinancialinformationregardingtheir

previouscontractwithComcastcablesince2006
andthemorerecentandexistingChartercable
servicescontractedbetweentheUniversityof
Massachusettsandthetwocablecompanies.
TheserequestsareinaccordancewiththeFCC
rulingsSEC.622{47U.S.C.542}FranchiseFees.
IbelievethattheTownofAmhersthasnotbeen
dulyawardedtheirfranchisefeesregardingthese
twocontracts.
Ihavebeenconductingbackgroundresearchon
theproperavenuestopursueinthesemattersand
haveopeneddialoguewithprofessionalcompanies
thathavehistoricallyundertakensuchauditsof
cablecompanies.Iwouldbeveryhappytoshare
myfindingswiththeCACattheirnextappointed
meeting.
Respectfully,
JimLescault
ExecutiveDirector

AmherstMedia
246CollegeStreet
AmherstMa01002