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Oct 30 2014

NYC Politicians Demand Comcast Provide Free Internet Service to Government-Run Slums

One workable definition of modern “liberalism” is communism by increments:

New York politicians say Comcast shouldn’t be allowed to buy Time Warner Cable unless it provides free Internet service to all residents of public housing.

In a letter to the state Public Service Commission Wednesday, New York City Public Advocate Letitia James and 21 other officials asked for the free Internet promise and numerous other provisions, including a commitment to offer at least gigabit speeds to paying customers. The commission recently delayed its vote on the merger until November 13 after state officials found “deficiencies” in Comcast’s customer service and the merger application.

James’ letter asked Comcast to “guarantee that they will expand broadband to and provide free access, training, and equipment to their broadband services for all public housing residents of the New York City Housing Authority, and establish training and access centers for every housing complex within the merged entity‚Äôs service area.” The same should be done for “[a]ll senior, youth, and community centers, and public parks. As well as all homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters (with anonymous browsing capability), congregate care facilities, supportive housing facilities, mental health group homes,” the letter continued. Besides that, Comcast was urged to “[e]stablish free Wi-Fi service in all New York City Public Parks.”

New York’s communist rulers expect this service to be provided on a slave basis. But for now Comcast will probably be able to pass the cost along to paying customers in higher rates so as to avoid bankruptcy, until such time as cable services have been nationalized.

Comcast already provides $10-per-month Internet access to poor families as a result of a condition on its 2011 purchase of NBCUniversal. Comcast proposed to extend this “Internet Essentials” program to Time Warner Cable customers, and the company argues that it has offered enough.

Wrong. Until all producers have been bled dry, it will never be enough.

Hold on, Comcast. You could be in for another shakedown already:

In addition to state governments, Comcast’s purchase of TWC is being evaluated by the Federal Communications Commission and [Social] Justice Department.

In what free country would businesses be required to provide their goods and services free of charge?

On a tip from Steve T.



26 Responses to “NYC Politicians Demand Comcast Provide Free Internet Service to Government-Run Slums”

  1. TruDat says:

    If you live off the taxpayers in public housing you shouldn’t be allowed to have cable TV. What the hell is wrong with this country, we no longer pretend to have an ounce of pride!

  2. TruDat says:

    If you live off the taxpayers in public housing you shouldn’t be allowed to have cable TV. What the hell is wrong with this country, we no longer pretend to have an ounce of pride!

  3. sandyaz says:

    It’s amazing the slide the poor in NY are going from low information vote slaves who are easily bought and easily distracted to becoming like Morlocks. They will start turning on the productive. Sad, truely sad.

  4. sandyaz says:

    It’s amazing the slide the poor in NY are going from low information vote slaves who are easily bought and easily distracted to becoming like Morlocks. They will start turning on the productive. Sad, truely sad.

  5. Henry says:

    Comcast (which sucks royally) should tell comrade deBlasio, the other looters, and the moochers to go pound sand. Under those conditions, the few paying customers that remain in that market won’t cover the losses from the moochers’ gibs. At this point, it’s a loss they should absorb.

  6. Henry says:

    SHOULDN’T absorb…

  7. Henry says:

    Comcast (which sucks royally) should tell comrade deBlasio, the other looters, and the moochers to go pound sand. Under those conditions, the few paying customers that remain in that market won’t cover the losses from the moochers’ gibs. At this point, it’s a loss they should absorb.

  8. Henry says:

    SHOULDN’T absorb…

  9. artfuldgr says:

    we have lots of pride.
    gay pride
    black pride
    single mother pride

  10. Artfuldgr says:

    we have lots of pride.
    gay pride
    black pride
    single mother pride

  11. alohasteve says:

    War on Women Update:

    Mark Levin Weighs In On CNN Smear on Sarah Palin & Family

    http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2014/10/mark-levin-weighs-in-on-cnn-smear-on.html

  12. dance...dancetotheradio says:

    I worked for a company that made things for Comcast so I had to deal with their engineers.
    They are all democrats.
    They won’t object.
    They will just make sure the government pays.

  13. dance...dancetotheradio says:

    I worked for a company that made things for Comcast so I had to deal with their engineers.
    They are all democrats.
    They won’t object.
    They will just make sure the government pays.

  14. MicahStone says:

    The “POOR” vs the “Middle Class” is leftist-ville…

  15. MicahStone says:

    The “POOR” vs the “Middle Class” is leftist-ville…

  16. timmer says:

    Maybe the free internet porn for the housing projects will inadvertently reduce the violent crime in the area.

  17. timmer says:

    Maybe the free internet porn for the housing projects will inadvertently reduce the violent crime in the area.

  18. Jack says:

    Every month the generational poor; black white yellow & grey, dip into my cable bill, my cellular bill, my verizon bill and my auto insurance with universal fees and under-insured fees..

  19. SineWaveII says:

    Well Comcast owns MSNBC. So I would say they have all of this coming. Pay up and shut up Comcast. You don’t need that money.

  20. SineWaveII says:

    Well Comcast owns MSNBC. So I would say they have all of this coming. Pay up and shut up Comcast. You don’t need that money.

  21. IMPACT1 says:

    Doing it FOR YEARS UPON YEARS TOO!!

  22. IMPACT1 says:

    Doing it FOR YEARS UPON YEARS TOO!!


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