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Comcast deploys its army of revolving-door lobbyists against the FCC
Comcast deploys its army of revolving-door lobbyists against the FCC

Every big company tries to snag former Washington insiders for its lobbying team; the revolving door, after all, is what makes public service a stepping stone to personal wealth in the modern age. But the cable giant Comcast has been especially aggressive in vacuuming up former congressional aides and Federal Communications Commission staff members -- even a former FCC commissioner -- as company lobbyists. Many of them are now fully engaged on the company's biggest venture: its $45-billion takeover of Time Warner Cable. The deal would widen Comcast's lead as the nation's biggest cable and Internet provider, but requires the approval of the FCC and the Justice...

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