Comcast Building “Largest Lobbying Team Ever Seen”

Trying to push through merger with Time Warner Cable.

Comcast is waging a campaign of shock and awe for its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable by fielding one of the biggest lobbying teams ever seen in Washington,” The Hill reports. “The company has added seven lobbying firms to its roster since first proposing the deal earlier this year, and it is adopting a posture of overwhelming force to try to win approval from federal regulators.”

The paper adds: “Comcast’s lobbying roster was already one of the largest in the city; the company had 33 firms working on its behalf at the start of the year. Since the announcement, that total has increased to 40 firms.”

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  • Mike DeS

    Why don’t they build the “largest customer service team ever seen”? Then they would probably have less opposition. Congress members’ constituent opinions still matter- if they HATE the company, it’s hard for Mr. or Ms. Congressperson to vote in its favor.

  • Nicko Thime

    I’m going to quote Nancy Reagan, something I never thought I’d do.
    Just say no!!!
    In fact, HELL NO!!

  • Political Atheist aka Javaman

    well then, I hope y’all are preparing to feel the awesome power of our newly minted plutocracy.

  • Chris Herz

    K Street might not be the seat of government, but it is its wallet.

  • Dane

    This is nonsense, these lobbyists should be illegal, and Comcast should be broken up, we need choices, and we are not getting them.