by Mike Masnick
Thu, Apr 17th 2008 12:04pm
Back in February, when the FCC held a hearing about Comcast's secretive traffic shaping efforts, Comcast stacked the deck to some extent by hiring people off the street to fill seats and cheer for Comcast's position. Partly in response to outrage over such practices, the FCC scheduled a new hearing, to be held today at Stanford. Perhaps Comcast realized that without paying people to fill the seats, the crowd might be a bit more hostile. So, with that in mind, it felt the best strategy was to not show up at all. Yes, despite it being a hearing about Comcast's practices, Comcast has (at the last moment) sent notice to the FCC that it won't be participating, claiming that it said everything that needed to be said back when it had a "friendly" audience at the last hearing.
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