FCC Hits Comcast With Record Fine
Comcast is the nation's largest cable provider, operating in 41 states.
We don't have Comcast in Acadiana, or do we?
They control a lot of what we see on TV, and the music we hear. Comcast owns NBC/Universal. That includes all the NBC networks, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports Network, Telemundo, Universal Pictures, Music Corporation of America (MCA Records, Universal Records) Dreamworks, The Weather Channel, Bravo, Syfy, Cozy, The Golf Channel, Kidsco, LXTV, MLB Network, NHL Network, Oxygen, and USA Network.
They apparently want to control not only what people see & hear, but what their customers subscribe to and pay for. The FCC is saying "Not so fast!"
They've hit Comcast with the biggest fine in the history of cable TV, $2.3 million. CNN reports the cable giant has been billing its customers for services, and equipment they didn't order. The commission has reportedly received more than 1,000 complaints from customers, saying Comcast charged them for premium channels, DVR's and other services & equipment they didn't request.
The company has also been placed into a five year compliance plan. Gee...I remember when watching TV was free.