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Franken presses FCC, DOJ to investigate antitrust claims against Comcast
FierceTelecom ^ | 5/9/2012

Posted on 05/09/2012 3:16:44 AM PDT by bizlawnews

Amid antitrust complaints to federal regulators, a leading U.S. senator this week pressed the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA), the nation's largest cable operator, is leveraging its market power to hinder competition.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS: comcast; fcc; franken

1 posted on 05/09/2012 3:16:55 AM PDT by bizlawnews
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To: bizlawnews

Was he wearing his big diaper and cutie bonnet? Frigging moron queer.


2 posted on 05/09/2012 3:38:25 AM PDT by Gargantua ("All men ARE 'created' equal--but 21 years later... well, 'nuff said...")
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To: bizlawnews

CoNcast is a BIG 0bama donor..I predict this goes nowhere.


3 posted on 05/09/2012 3:39:47 AM PDT by SueRae (The Tower of Sauron falls on 11.06.2012)
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To: Gargantua
A leading U.S. senator ???

Let's pay attention ... this may be the socialist pick for 2020

4 posted on 05/09/2012 3:40:24 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: bizlawnews

I actually agree with that toad on this one.

I hate commiecast.


5 posted on 05/09/2012 3:48:05 AM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: Gargantua

Now that diatribe was totally uncalled for!

It was insulting to Morons. They are people, too! /s


6 posted on 05/09/2012 3:54:25 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: knarf

When did Franken become a “Leading” US Senator?


7 posted on 05/09/2012 4:25:59 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: bizlawnews

“...leading US senator...” ?


8 posted on 05/09/2012 4:29:57 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: sauropod; lightman; SF_Redux

As much as I hate and despise the Franken-crap POS, I hate and despise CommieCast 100X more for what they’ve done to competition and pricing in this area.


9 posted on 05/09/2012 4:51:41 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: carriage_hill
As much as I hate and despise the Franken-crap POS, I hate and despise CommieCast 100X more for what they’ve done to competition and pricing in this area.

Right on!

I don't know where you are, but here in the People's Socialist Republic of Utopian Moonbats (Vermont) if you begin downloading a large file, your puter's internet connectivity slows to a snail's pace.

I can't wait until I move (for good) from here to Florida this Fall and not only will I get away from a group of mindless Leftists, but will be rid for good (I hope) from Comcast's SOP's in targeting individuals who use the Internet for their enjoyment.

10 posted on 05/09/2012 4:58:20 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: bizlawnews

It looks like Comcast forgot to pay someone off.


11 posted on 05/09/2012 5:12:01 AM PDT by chopperman
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To: carriage_hill

I hear ya...in my area there is zero competition to Comcast, except for satellite which is okay, so long as there are no severe storms, after which you can collect dishes like sea shells.

I could care less about TV, but Comcast is also the only source for high speed internet, the basic cable package internet speed is only slightly better than dial up, to get good speed you have to upgrade to a premium package, to make a long ugly story short, you hit the nail on the head, they are better referred to as Commiecast.


12 posted on 05/09/2012 5:15:36 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

I’m in the Mid-Atlantic Region - can’t say exactly where due to my Family Farm’s extensive “prepping” activity - but CommieCast has shut-down Verizon and 2 other large ISPs from all Net/CATV activity and competition, prices have gone thru the roof each month with a noticeable degradation in service and usage restrictions/rules are threatened with numerous letters to customers. There are no options; not even dial-up, anymore. This is a total and complete monopoly.


13 posted on 05/09/2012 5:22:47 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: PoloSec

Bingo; that’s all I use it for anymore. But dish is worthless here, with all the storms we get. Dial-up isn’t even an option, anymore.


14 posted on 05/09/2012 5:32:10 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: bizlawnews
As much as I hate to admit it, Baby Huey might actually have a point here. People I know who use Comcast internet report an unusual number of (ahem) problems when trying to use services like Netflix, Vonage or Hulu.

Just because we believe in Capitalism doesn't mean corporations are always doing the right thing.


15 posted on 05/09/2012 6:52:41 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: bizlawnews

The FCC (Federal Comedy Club) and DOJ (department of Jerks!) can waste time investigating ComCast right after they complete their investigation of Al Franken for voter fraud!!

Oh, wait, my bad!! Only a LEGITIMATE government would do those things. OUR government will waste their time (AND the taxpayer dollars) on political circuses - symbolism over substance!!


16 posted on 05/09/2012 7:45:59 AM PDT by DustyMoment
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