Archive for Sunday, July 27, 2014

Comcast cancels event at state senator’s home

July 27, 2014

— Comcast has canceled a promotional event at the home of a Kansas state senator.

The cable company announced the open house in a recent news release that paired Republican Sen. Julia Lynn of Olathe and promotional language about its home security service.

After queries from The Kansas City Star about an elected official endorsing a commercial service, Comcast moved the event to another home. Comcast spokeswoman Mary Beth Schubert says Comcast didn’t provide Lynn with any free products, equipment or services.

Earlier this year, a Senate committee that Lynn chairs introduced a bill to keep cities from starting their own TV or broadband services. The measure died in the committee.

Lynn says she thought the Comcast demonstration would give her a better understanding of how security technology works.

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