Friday, March 12, 2010

Ad hominous signs

Upon hearing that Comcast is once again raising its rates, even as it moves from monopoly of pipes to ownership of content (NBC):
If we are serious as a nation – both public and private sectors – about connecting America;
about leading the world technologically and economically; about ensuring that all Americans have
meaningful access to on-line education, healthcare, and information essential to citizenry, then we
should be very concerned about these ominous signs. Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commish.

Brian Roberts.
This is the same guy who recently made the list of the top five “highest-paid, worst-performing” CEOs in the country. That's no exaggeration. Do you know what Roberts makes in a year? $40.8 million. That's more than $100,000 a day . . .

Earlier this week, Comcast announced that it will again raise its rates for Internet access. The company already records a profit margin of 80 percent for this service, charging customers $40 for something that costs just $8 to supply.


See: It is risen, and it eats your brain on stale crackers. Also: Big Pipe, passim

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