Posted Tue, Mar 04, 2008 by Aelryn
Have I mentioned I hate Comcast?
According to GamePolitics.com, Comcast filled the recent net neutrality hearing with paid ringers to keep out dissenting voices and critics from the community, some of whom slept through the hearing.
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… 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…
Some audience members appeared to sleep through the proceedings… Other applauded enthusiastically when Comcast executive vice president David L. Cohen delivered key points in his presentation.
Read all about it and join the discussion here.