Both companies just wanted to show appreciation for the bang up job the FCC is doing on their…er…for the people of the United States. Yes that’s it.
(From The Washington Free Beacon)
Comcast and Time Warner Cable (TWC) contributed $132,000 to a fundraising dinner honoring a federal regulator who will rule on their proposed merger, theWashington Post reports.
Comcast donated $110,000 to the dinner honoring Federal Communications Commission (FCC) member Mignon Clyburn as a “presenting sponsor,” while TWC contributed $22,000 as a “benefactor,” according to the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). The FCC is one of the key regulatory agencies that must approve the merger.