Not to marginalize anything that you said....but I am considering getting another opinion. I would like Lithosphere, Comcast, the ACLU or the FCC to explain to me why my concerns are unwarranted. Shaping traffic for techno reasons may be explained away by an ISP but social engineering and stifling freedom of speech is quite another. Like I said I believe Comcast gets tax breaks to serve the people with broadband infrastructure. If I am way off base on this issue...please let me know http://community.comcast.net/comcastportal/board/message?board.id=news&thread.id=375138 http://community.comcast.net/comcastportal/board/message?board.id=news&thread.id=368618 http://community.comcast.net/comcastportal/board/message?board.id=news&thread.id=370974 http://community.comcast.net/comcastportal/board/message?board.id=news&thread.id=371639 http://community.comcast.net/comcastportal/board/message?board.id=news&thread.id=371524 http://community.comcast.net/comcastportal/board/message?board.id=news&thread.id=348949 http://community.comcast.net/comcastportal/search?board_id=news&submitted=true&q=moderators http://community.comcast.net/comcastportal/search?board_id=news&submitted=true&q=censorship http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/dro/complaint_tips.html http://www.comcast.com/Corporate/About/PressRoom/PressAndAnalystContacts/Division.html http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/012109-fcc-comcast-voip-management.html?fsrc=netflash-rss We're sorry, but you have been banned from using this site. You have been banned for the following reason: You have been banned from the Comcast Community for violating Community Forum Guidelines and attempting to evade your ban. Membership in Comcast’s Community Forums is a free benefit to Comcast High-Speed Internet customers. By registering to participate in the forums, you agreed to follow the Community Forums Guidelines. Your ban went into effect on January 18, 2009 and will not be rescinded. Please do not attempt to evade your ban in any manner. If you have further questions about the ban, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. (If you are not this individual and feel you have reached this page in error, please e-mail email@example.com and provide the e-mail address and handleyou used to create your forums account.) Thank you, The Comcast Community Moderation Team
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Hello, I like the previous poster have been a loyal Comcast customer and have participated in the Political thread referenced and more recently in the News and Current Events Thread. I like many other conservative posters have been banned from participating in this forum for merely expressing my conservative views. Although Comcast has outsourced its message board moderation to your firm perhaps to limit liability, I believe Comcast has a civic, moral, ethical and perhaps legal obligation to keep its moderation fair and even handed. Because Comcast gets tax breaks from local government and because they are a dominant ISP and are a gateway to the internet controlling many eyeballs they have an obligation to do so. In fact similiar freedom of speech issues pertaining to Comcast and other ISPs are currently being looked into by the FCC. Do you care enough about Comcast Customers to have both conservative and liberal moderators policing potentially partisan comments on the Current News and Events? If not, I suggest you take it under consideration. This current type of slanted moderation is no less than social engineering. Many Conservative Posters have suggested taking their business elsewhere because of your moderator's slanted policing. Just to let you know, I have contacted several newspapers, local congressmen, the ACLU and Comcast. I believe it is outrageous for an ISP to engage in such behavior and plan on taking action and enlisting others to do so. Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, --Tom aka "skillsss"
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