Comcast Sues The FCC Over Telco Favoritism

from the no-surprise-there dept

We've been pointing out that the Kevin Martin and the FCC's opinion on certain subjects seems to change over the same issue depending on whether the issue deals with cable companies or telcos. For Martin, it seems the telcos can do no wrong, and the cable co's can do no right. Comcast has finally had enough and has sued the FCC over the questionable 30% cap that Martin proposed last year soon after granting yet another huge telco merger. Even worse, the 30% cap seems to have been based on questionable data and without any reasonable justification. It seems punitive more than anything else. Comcast is hoping that Martin will now have to explain himself in court.
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Filed Under: favoritism, fcc, kevin martin
Companies: comcast, fcc


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  • identicon
    Hellsvilla, 14 Mar 2008 @ 2:28pm

    Jumping on the bandwagon...

    Jumping on the bandwagon right quick here... but I'd love to see the rest of the Bush administration removed from their appointments. I'm personally hoping that Martin will resign amid scandal like so many others.

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    MaxB312, 14 Mar 2008 @ 2:51pm

    This is not a red-letter week

    Well, at the rate he's going he may have to. The FCC is being sued by Comcast and the House Energy and Commerce Committee just started an investigation to see if Martin broke the law. Now the GAO released a report saying that the majority of complaints filed with the FCC go unanswered. Has this man done anything right?

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      Hellsvilla, 14 Mar 2008 @ 2:52pm

      Re: This is not a red-letter week

      Has this man done anything right?

      Of course he has. He did exactly what his boss told him to do at every possible opportunity. But he still failed the people he was supposed to be serving.

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    BlowURmindBowel, 14 Mar 2008 @ 3:30pm

    Well if he pissed off Comcast...

    Well, if he pissed off Comcast he has done at least one thing that I can appreciate...

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    John Doe, 14 Mar 2008 @ 8:50pm

    Comcast Should Sue, but Comcast Still Sucks

    I am not a big fan of Martin either.

    He has taken no action againt Comcast Torrent Filtering, AT&T Filtering, Overpriced Text Messages, Abused ETFs for contracts, the list keeps on going.

    Martin should have been fired months ago and another embarrassment for the Bush Administration.

    Of course that is just my opinion ...

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    Datum Sounds Good, 16 Mar 2008 @ 6:11am

    Tubes sucking all my bandwidth!

    What's the deal with you Throddling me down?

    http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail152.html

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