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Berkshire Eagle: Sens Markey, Warren and Rep. Neal push TimeWarner on NECN decision

Time Warner Cable is taking heat from local representatives in Washington over its decision to drop New England Cable News (NECN) from its Berkshire lineup.

Massachusetts Democratic Sens. Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, fired off a letter to the company’s CEO, Glenn A. Britt, late Friday asking him to reconsider the unexplained decision to pull the 24-hour news and weather channel from Time Warner’s cable systems throughout Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire.

The letter came in response to a request from the entire Berkshire delegation of lawmakers to take action on the decision to yank NECN.

Warren, Markey and Neal expressed concern over the TWC action.

“Given that NECN is the only 24-hour source of televised regional news coverage available to Massachusetts residents, we strongly support maintaining its availability to TWC subscribers in the Berkshires,” the lawmakers wrote.