Posts tagged 'Comcast'

Ex-Kohl staffer joins Comcast team

Posted: Nov. 5, 2010 | Tags: Comcast

The government's review of the Comcast Corp.-NBC Universal merger is ongoing, but Comcast has dramatically scaled back its lobbying efforts. Spending for the third quarter was $1.86 million, a $2 million dropoff from the previous quarter.

But what it lacked in quantity, the company made up for in quality.

Comcast hired Capitol Hill Strategies LLC to lobby for the deal. Among its lobbyists is Paul Bock. Bock spent 12 years as chief of staff for Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl. Kohl is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on antitrust. The senator has been pushing ...

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More on DC broadband – Promised versus delivered speeds

Posted: Oct. 8, 2010 | Tags: broadband, Comcast, Connected, Ookla

A big issue in the broadband debate is whether companies are delivering on their promises when it comes to connection speeds. Ookla, the Seattle-based technology company that I wrote about earlier this week regarding value, looked at this issue as well.

The results in the U.S. were surprisingly good. The survey shows that actual speeds were 93.02 percent of promised speeds in the U.S., ranking the nation in 11th place. That’s based on 258,227 surveys nationwide.

The top five states were Delaware (101.55 percent); Massachusetts (100.06 percent); Maryland (99.68 percent); Rhode Island ...

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Another ex-congressman for Comcast

Posted: June 8, 2010 | Tags: Comcast, lobbyists, NBC

Chalk up another former member of Congress to Comcast Corp.’s lobbying team. Ron Klink, now president of Klink and Associates, is registered to lobby for the cable company, according to records.

Klink, a Democrat, was a member of Congress from the state of Pennsylvania from 1992 to 2000 and a former television broadcaster. He lobbied for the cable company in the first quarter of 2010. 

In a piece published jointly with Politico, the Investigative Reporting Workshop reported last month that 78 former government employees registered as Comcast lobbyists in the final quarter of 2009 and the first quarter of ...

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