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    As Usual, Big Telecom in the Running for Worst Company in America 2014


    Our friends at The Consumerist invite you to participate in the 2014 Worst Company in America contest. Readers are invited to cast a series of votes — one each day — to help narrow the field to the truly abysmal, the god-awful, and the despised. The ultimate winner receives the Golden Poo award.

    Not surprisingly, the nation’s biggest telecom companies are among the regular finalists. The big ones are all there — Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, and AT&T.

    Hated cable companies frequently beat down big banks like the vipers at Chase, where settlements in the hundreds of millions with the government for wrongdoing are almost a monthly occurrence. Voters would rather fly the Unfriendly Skies with Divided Airlines, Last Frontier Air — even US Scare — than deal with Comcast’s offshore customer service. The bad boys at Electronic Arts and Koch Industries bring knives to AT&T’s gunfight on good customer relations.

    Over the last eight years, Comcast turned up as the big winner of the Golden Poo award in 2010 and either runner-up or third place in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2013. AT&T achieved third place in 2012. Time Warner Cable and Verizon are usually eliminated in the finals, but their regular appearance on the nominations list is not something they can be proud of. Time Warner Cable has already managed to beat back EA, big winner in 2012 and 2013. So this year they might go all the way to the top… or is it bottom?

    Year Winner Runner-up Third place
    2006 Halliburton Choicepoint Wal-Mart and US Government
    2007 RIAA Halliburton Wal-Mart and Exxon
    2008 Countrywide Financial Comcast Diebold and Wal-Mart
    2009 AIG Comcast Bank of America and Ticketmaster
    2010 Comcast Cash4Gold Bank of America and Ticketmaster
    2011 BP Bank of America Comcast and Ticketmaster
    2012 Electronic Arts Bank of America AT&T and Wal-Mart
    2013 Electronic Arts Bank of America Comcast

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