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AVALON CABLE OF MICHIGAN INC/ filed this Form S-4/A on 05/28/1999
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                               KIRKLAND & ELLIS

May 26, 1999
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fraudulent transfer, fraudulent conveyance, moratorium or other similar law
affecting the enforcement of creditors' rights generally, (ii) general
principles of equity (regardless of whether enforcement is considered in a
proceeding in equity or at law), (iii) public policy considerations which may
limit the rights of parties to obtain certain remedies and (iv) any laws except
the laws of the State of New York, the General Corporation Law of the State of
Delaware and the Delaware case law decided thereunder, the Limited Liability
Company Act of the State of Delaware and the federal laws of the United States
of America.

     Based upon and subject to the assumptions, qualifications, assumptions and
limitations and the further limitations set forth below, we are of the opinion
that when (i) the Registration Statement becomes effective, (ii) the Indenture
has been duly qualified under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended, and
(iii) the Exchange Notes have been duly executed and authenticated in accordance
with the provisions of the Indenture and duly delivered to the purchasers
thereof in exchange for the Old Notes, the Exchange Notes and the Guarantees
will be validly issued and binding obligations of the Registrants.

     We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion with the commission as
Exhibit 5.1 to the Registration Statement.  We also consent to the reference to
our firm under the heading "Legal Matters" in the Registration Statement.  In
giving this consent, we do not thereby admit that we are in the category of
persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Act or the rules and
regulations of the Commission.