Comcast’s place as this year’s “Worst Company in America” is being voted on today in the final round of the annual event held by Consumerist, the Consumer’s Union-owned nonprofit Web site. It is vying for lowlight with AIG — called the battle of the monopoly and the bailout.
It keeps growing and all your complaining ain’t stopping it.
This continued bruising of a telecommunications giant that has seen plenty of it comes on the heels of a five-and-a-half percent first quarter jump in profits for Comcast. The only rising cost for the profitable cable company is programming.
See other top Comcast headlines, including why Hulu should be scary, what happened to Joost and a $1 billion plan I don’t fully understand, after the jump.
Organized by importance for your ease:
- The Silicon Valley Insider reports on why online video services like Hulu should be seen as a serious threat to cable companies — which may have interested Comcast executives oh, say, a half decade ago.
- Fierce reports that Comcast turns down an opportunity to purchase online video portal Joost — which either fall into complete obscurity or revolutionize video because that’s how things like this work.
- Public Knowledge says last week’s Supreme Court hearing that upheld an FCC determination that fleeting expletives during an awards show were “indecent” has implications for Comcast/Bittorrent legislation in the D.C. circuit courts. Explain that to me.
- Cable Digital News reports on $1 billion “all digital” plan that will free up room for a broader video-on-demand library, ethnic programming and other add ons. Way too many acronyms that I decided not to include here.
- On the Comcast corporate blog, tweeter Frank Eliason writes about the one year anniversary of the telecommunications company’s Twitter customer service unit, and Scott McNulty discusses just what makes the Comcast Center LEED-certified.
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