Friday, February 29, 2008

Comcast's Seat-Fillers

This'll probably peeve you: your cable company paying people to save seats at an important FCC hearing in Cambridge earlier this week. From the piece on

    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.

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