BUSINESS
03/28/2008 02:46 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

F.C.C. Chairman: Comcast "Packing" No Big Deal

The Federal Communications Commission acknowledges that Comcast, the nation's largest cable company, paid people to attend last week's public meeting about net neutrality at Harvard -- but don't expect an investigation into the company's tactics.

"It's usually more interesting for people to attend on their own without being paid to do so, but we're not investigating anything," F.C.C. Chairman Kevin Martin told reporters during a press briefing yesterday.

Last week, Comcast told Portfolio.com that it had paid people to show up at the Harvard hearing in order to save seats for Comcast employees.

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