This is it! MAG-Net Member, the Media Mobilizing Project and our friends in Philly have their last chance in 15 years to make Comcast pay its fair share in Philly – and respect the hometown consumers who have made it one of the most profitable companies in America. – and respect the hometown consumers who have made it one of the most profitable companies in America.
For two years, Philadelphia has raised its voice loud for the respect we deserve from Comcast. For better prices and customer service. For expanded affordable internet for low-income households in the poorest big city in the US. For Comcast to invest in all our struggling public schools – making our kids the technology leaders of tomorrow.
After thousands of us told City Hall to make Comcast pay its fair share in its hometown, Mayor Nutter and Comcast released a draft franchise agreement in late October that shows how powerful our voices are. The deal, which Comcast needs to be able to sell cable and communications here in Philly, includes a big expansion of Comcast’s discount internet program – Internet Essentials – to seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans. For a company that claimed left and right that they would only negotiate on cable issues – this is a monumental step forward.
We can build on this – but only if we come to speak out at these once-in-a-generation City Hall hearings Click here to tell us you can come to once-in-a-generation City Council Comcast Franchise Hearings – Nov. 12th between 1pm-8pm at City Hall.
See you at the public hearings!