Comcast stuffed FCC hearing in Cambridge yesterday

You snooze, you win

Gripping FCC testimony keeps hired Comcast space-savers glued to their seats. Photo by Free Press; more photos here.

Comcast hired people to get to the Harvard hearing early:

... Comcast spokewoman Jennifer Khoury said 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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