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Fri Jan 14, 2022, 11:14 AM

Comcast trying to "torpedo" Biden FCC pick Gigi Sohn

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/01/comcast-trying-to-torpedo-biden-fcc-pick-gigi-sohn-advocacy-group-says/

Comcast's hiring of a new lobbyist is part of an attempt to "torpedo" President Joe Biden's nomination of Gigi Sohn to the Federal Communications Commission, advocacy group Free Press alleged yesterday.

"Comcast just hired a lobbying firm to try to torpedo Gigi Sohn's nomination to the FCC. The company clearly knows that Sohn will work for people, not corporations," Free Press wrote in an email to members. The email asked people to call Commerce Committee Chair Sen. Maria Cantwell (D–Wash.) to urge a vote on Sohn's nomination by the end of January.

Comcast's newly hired lobbyist is Kirk Adams of Consilium Consulting in Phoenix, Arizona. Adams' lobbying disclosure, which was filed with Congress on January 6, lists one specific lobbying issue that he expects to work on: "FCC nominations." An amended version of the lobbying registration filed about 11 hours later deleted "FCC Nominations" and replaced it with "telecommunications policy."

We asked Comcast if it hired Adams to lobby against the Sohn nomination and why the change was made to the lobbying registration document. "We don't comment on lobby filings," a Comcast spokesperson responded. "As you note the firm filed a corrected filing."


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Response to DBoon (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 11:18 AM

1. That is no secret, all cable corporations are against us.

At every turn. They are off. I have to use their WIFI but that is it. Fugum.

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Response to pwb (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 11:42 AM

2. do I get my Internet from ATT or from Spectrum?

Helluva choice

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Response to DBoon (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 11:49 AM

3. I admit that I'm a Comcast customer. For now they're the best service option in our area.

But to paraphrase Henny Youngman, "Take Comcast... Please!" and give us some
useful and competitive services that aren't trying to amass all the money in the world.

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Response to DBoon (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 12:37 PM

4. I hate Comcast with a passion.

Anybody who will put a scintilla of fear into them has my support.

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