Comcast Pays People to Pack Cambridge FCC Hearing

Image: Comcasts hearing busting tempsThe FCC’s recent hearing in Cambridge on broadband network management practices had a group of unusual participants.  Comcast admitted to paying people from the street who did not know about the hearing to fill the auditorium’s seats. 

They arrived en masse some 90 minutes before the hearing began and occupied almost every available seat, upon which many promptly fell asleep (pictured here). 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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