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Free Press Congratulates Comcast on Being Named 'Worst Company in America 2010'

After years of coming in second, Comcast finally earns its place at the top


Free Press today congratulated Comcast for the dubious distinction
of being dubbed the "Worst Company in America" by the readers of

In announcing the award, pointed to Comcast's
"horrendous service, exorbitant costs, throttled internet and plans to
acquire NBC Universal" as key factors in this year's results. It seems
that Comcast's proposed merger with NBC Universal was the final straw
for consumers across the country.

Free Press Program Manager Josh Stearns said:

"Our heartfelt congratulations go out to Comcast for their big win.
The cable giant really went out of their way this year, and finally won
the right to be called the Worst Company in America. Comcast has been a
runner-up in the past, but the idea of them getting even bigger was
clearly too much for people to take."

In honor of Comcast's achievement, Free Press has placed
advertisements congratulating them in Washington newspapers. The ad's
tagline reads: "Think it can't get any worse? Stop Comcast's Takeover
of NBC."

Read's blog about Comcast: here

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