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Calling all Bedgers! The Comcast resolution needs your help!

Angry because you can't watch Blazer games on TV?

Feeling hamstrung because your satellite TV service can't broadcast the game due to Comcast's seemingly monopoly-like behavior? Yet, ironically, Comcast doesn't even provide service in your area?

Wanna do something about it?

I've seen many references to the Comcast issue by Bedgers, and others. If I'm not mistaken, the Blazer's own Mike Barrett (broadcaster) once mentioned how he too was unable to watch his own show at home because he couldn't get Comcast in his neighborhood.

The problem is widespread among Blazer fans – and even Blazer staff aren't immune to the problem. Blazer president Larry Miller has addressed the issue in the press, time and time again. Miller maintains that the Blazers have been working diligently to resolve the issue. About three weeks ago, the Blazers took the issue to Washington, D.C. by filing a request with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to allow games to be broadcast by others besides Comcast.

The ball is now in the court of the FCC, which means NOW is the time, Bedgers, to put your legendary mob-action to work for the common cause. What say we flood the FCC with complaints/comments about our inability to watch Blazer games due to the Comcast contractual thing?

Yesterday, The Columbian published an excellent and educational story (link below) by Brian T. Smith which will help bring you up-to-date on the Comcast situation. The story also has a link to the Larry Miller to FCC letter.

http://www.columbian.com/news/2010/jul/12/blazers-pursue-comcast-solution/

HERE'S THE IMPORTANT PART: After you've read up on the current status of the Comcast saga, head to the FCC's comment/complaint page (link below) and tell them how it affects you. I know Bedgers are good for hundreds, if not thousands, of civil, yet persuasive, brief comments/complaints. Many, many Bedgers have complained about the Comcast issue here on Blazer's Edge. The problem is, complaining on Blazer's Edge is essentially "preaching to the choir." The good news is that the FCC ain't the choir, and now's the time they need to hear from us. Be sure to give them your name, address and a telephone number (where you can be reached during the day–not that they're likely to call you). Also mention discussions you have had with Comcast representatives, etc. and any other representatives from other companies (your satellite TV, etc.). Bedgers Unite!

FCC online compaints:    http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html

Alternatively/Additionally, you can file a comment/complaint by:

e-mail:    fccinfo@fcc.gov

fax:        1-866-418-0232

phone:    Toll Free: 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice, 1-888-TELL- FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY. Their    Consumer and Mediation Specialists are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET

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