Comcast Cancels Event at Kansas State Senator’s Home
This clearly demonstrates why you have to watch closely at local levels when it comes to ISP service and cable providers. The local cable commission or board and your state legislators have much more power over your cable services at present than the FCC does.
The cable company announced the open house in a recent news release that paired Republican Sen. Julia Lynn, of Olathe, and promotional language about its home security service.
After queries from The Kansas City Star about an elected official endorsing a commercial service, Comcast moved the event to another home. Comcast spokeswoman Mary Beth Schubert said Comcast didn’t provide Lynn with any free products, equipment or services.
Earlier this year, a Senate committee that Lynn chairs introduced a bill to keep cities from starting their own TV or broadband services. The measure died in the committee.