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Idiot Comcast Technician Caused Accident After Accident [Video]

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Idiot Comcast Technician Caused Accident After Accident [Video]

Poor truck placement by a Comcast employee leads to several vehicles skidding out of control. Somebody needs to be fired. Read More: YouTube

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Politicians Who Regulate Big Cable Invest in Big Cable, Conflict?

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Politicians Who Regulate Big Cable Invest in Big Cable, Conflict?

Ever wonder why big cable companies can do whatever they want? It's partly because the FCC keeps its revolving door spinning. But it's also worth knowing that the politicians in charge of regulating the telecom industry not only receive campaign funds from them; some of them directly invest in companies like AT&T and Comcast. Put more bluntly: Some members of Congress profit from the same companies they're supposed to police. Four members of the House Energy Subcommittee on Communications and Technology—that's the committee that's specifically in charge of regulating the telecom industry, including the internet—hold investments in AT&T, Comcast, and...

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Did the FCC Just Signal the Death Of Cable?

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Did the FCC Just Signal the Death Of Cable?

For years the Federal Communications Commission has operated as if it was owned by the cable television industry. Now FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who was once a cable lobbyist, has asked the commission to consider a proposal that would disrupt the current cable model enjoyed by Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, and others. Wheeler last week issued a formal proposal asking the rest of the commission to consider new "technology-neutral" rules which would update the FCC's definition of what counts as a pay TV service or a "multichannel video programming distributor." The rules would give digital services the same access...

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