Lie like an astrorug

From Portfolio.com:

  Comcast spokeswoman Jennifer Khoury said that the company paid some people to arrive early and hold places in the queue for local Comcast employees who wanted to attend the hearing.

  Some of those placeholders, however, did more than wait in line: They filled many of the seats at the meeting, according to eyewitnesses. As a result, scores of Comcast critics and other members of the public were denied entry because the room filled up well before the beginning of the hearing.

  Khoury said that the company didn’t intend to block anyone from attending the hearing. “Comcast informed our local employees about the hearing and invited them to attend,” she said. “Some employees did attend, along with many members of the general public.”

It was clear to many who attended that the carriers packed the room at yesterday’s FCC Hearing. How lame are employees who can’t show up early enough to get a seat? How lame is a company that pays people to warm seats for lame employees? About as lame as a company that can’t defend its methods of selectively subtracting value from its Internet service. Tag:

4 comments

  1. richard’s avatar

    I love your description of their violation of net neutrality as “selectively subtracting value” from their service. I think this sums up what is happening very well.

  2. Gregory Yankelovich’s avatar

    Pathetic indeed. This is not a lack of awareness, this is evil and subversion of democracy.

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