Comcast Tries To Stack The Deck In Their Favor

Comcast went in front of the FCC the other day and apparently tried to limit how much backlash that it would get from public by hiring “seat holders” to take up space that should have gone to the public. Comcast at first admitted to hiring people, but only to hold seats for their employees. Then when it was pointed out that not only did these “seat holders” not know what they were there for, and they were there from the wee hours of the morning, but they were still there when the FCC hearing started. Only then did Comcast fess up with the truth:

“Comcast spokeswoman Sena Fitzmaurice said it hired seat-holders only after an advocacy group called Free Press urged its backers to attend.

“For the past week, the Free Press has engaged in a much more extensive campaign to lobby people to attend the hearing on its behalf,” Philadelphia-based Comcast said in a statement.””

So, Comcast is afraid of having dissenting opinions about it’s packet shaping practices, and because of that it pulls stunts like this. One hopes that the FCC spanks them silly. That would be Comcastic.

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