SPOTLIGHT: Comcast CEO's pay dips to $20.8 million

FierceTelecom readers who have heartily criticized the big pay packages for telco executives like AT&T's Randall Stephenson and Verizon Communications' Ivan Seidenberg in our comments section may be interested to know that Comcast CEO Brian Roberts took a huge hit in compensation during 2007. During what was universally viewed as a very rough year for Comcast and cable TV firms in general, Roberts saw his pay slide all the way down to $20.8 million, from $26 million in 2006.

That means he still made a few hundred thousand dollars more than Seidenberg, who's company arguably had a much better year, and who made $20.3 million (Yet, the real question remains: If they had dinner together, would they split the check in half or sit there for an embarrassingly long time trying to figure out who exactly owes what?)

Don't disappoint me now: Let's hear what you have to say about Roberts' payday.

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- read this Philadelphia Inquirer story at

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