Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Locking Horns with the NSA

Boston, MA 04/02/2014 (usastockreports) Social media networks were a blaze yesterday following a series of tweets that indicated one or more Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA)’s top executive officials had been called to Washington by the U.S government, to shed more light on the company’s broadband practices.

Questionable Tweets on Comcast

The messages in the tweets indicated that the top executives had been booked to meet officials from the National Security Agency amidst increased surveillance by the authorities. It is being reported that Comcast, has been asked to explain its normal practices of limiting and degrading network performance for third parties.

The tweets mainly focused on the word “Capping” which in many quarters is being associated with Comcast’s long standing practice of limiting monthly internet usage for its customers. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has in the recent past found itself in trouble with operators with its practice of throttling high bandwidth services on its network and only reversing the situation once special arrangements are made.

Extensive Government Surveillance

Increased surveillance from the government security Agencies has been a hot topic in the recent past. The NSA and other government agencies have in the recent past been entangled in wrangles with giant service providers like Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Comcast and other networks have also not been spared but have on many occasions been ordered to comply with disclosure orders from the still-secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

If the deleted tweets have anything to do with Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA)’s executives being called to Washington then it will essentially mean that the company has been limiting network performance for the government operations, to essentially protect its customer’s privacy. Data collection from various government agencies has become a common phenomenon in the Obama administrations which looks set to continue with the operation despite increased public unrest on the matter.

The news seems to have had no immediate effect on the company’s stock. It is currently hovering at $50.40.

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