FCC bureaucrat joins Comcast after helping approve NBC merger
Now that’s a nice bonus for a job well done.
It seems that FCC Comminsioner Meriedith Attwell Baker has left the FCC for a new job.
With who you ask?
Well as amazing as it might seems she is now employed as, or will be as soon as her term is up, a lobbyist for .. wait for it … yup … you guessed it – Comcast.
Not only did she approve the deal but apparently she also did her best to defend Comcast from any attempts by the FCC to impose further restrictions and conditions on the merger.
“At the time, Baker objected to FCC attempts to impose conditions on the deal and argued that the ‘complex and significant transaction’ could ‘bring exciting benefits to consumers that outweigh potential harms.’”
via Ars Technica
Baker’s title at Comcast when she joins will be Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, and most likely a nice raise in pay from her inflated government check.
Wonder if she got a signing bonus as well?