SPOTLIGHT: Comcast hired seat-fillers for FCC hearing


Maybe Comcast can't be blamed for feeling like everyone from Federal Communications Commission and the Net neutrality crowd is out to get them, and FCC Chairman Kevin Martin was certainly on the attack in this week's Net neutrality hearing at Harvard Law School. But, where Comcast should be calmly explaining network management theory and practice, and should be re-assuring the throngs with pro-consumer attitude, it is instead making itself look foolish.

The company admitted that it hired seat-fillers for the Harvard meeting so that consumer advocates who had been urged to attend wouldn't out-number the Comcast friendlies. This only gives the Net neutrality crowd more ammunition, and helps more people toward the belief that Comcast really is hiding something, and really isn't a friend to consumers.

For more:
- see this Associated Press story at The Los Angeles Times

Suggested Articles

HPE is fully embracing the "as a service" model by pledging to deliver its entire portfolio as a service by 2022.

Ahead of a slowdown on its fiber build outs, AT&T plans to cut 1,800 jobs from its wireline division by August or September.

Microsoft beat Amazon Web Services and Google to the punch in the Middle East by opening up two data center regions.