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News Release for Immediate Release
August 4, 2004

Certain DC Cable TV Subscribers May Be Eligible for Refunds of Cable Late Fees

If you received cable television service during the years 1990-2000 from District Cablevision Limited Partnership (DCLP), which provided cable service in Washington, D.C. prior to AT&T and Comcast, and paid a late fee to DCLP in connection with your cable television service during such period, you may be eligible for a refund of such late fees. This possibility is due to the proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit, Bassin v. DCLP, currently pending in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia. The amount of refunds will depend on a number of factors, but the refunds are currently estimated to be $5.00 for each late fee paid during the period November 10, 1990 through May 22, 2000. Claims for late fees exceeding $30.00 will be subject to verification.

Individuals seeking refunds must submit a claim form to:

Claims Administrator
D.C. Cable Late Fee Litigation Settlement Fund
Post Office Box 11247
Tallahassee, Florida 32302-3247

Claim forms may be due as early as September 21, 2004.

For a copy of the claim form and for more information regarding the lawsuit and the proposed settlement, please see www.dclatefeeclaims.com.