Worst Company In America "Elite 8": Exxon VS Comcast

Here’s your first “Elite 8” match-up: #1 Comcast VS #9 Exxon. Only a few more rounds to go!

Here’s what a few of you said about these two companies:

“If Comcast does not win then the entire fun of this whole contest has been wiped out for me.”

“Comcast is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad company.”

“Comcast deserves not just worst company but most evil. Adding more “high def” just by compressing the channels to a signal that my non-technical sister can see is pixelated? “Shaping” bandwidth without notifying customers of that? Their “unlimited” plan that has limits; their faster plan that just lets you hit the limits sooner? None of that enough for you?

Then let me continue: Comcast in my area is the ONLY choice for internet other than dial-up. So I’m screwed.”

“Considering Comcast actually rigged a public hearing with paid schmo’s to prevent their opposition from being heard… COMCAST. Hands down.”

“Has anyone else here seen the look of sheer terror on the face of a Comcast employee when he is about to setup your internet and sees a Mac? It’s amazing.”


Exxon-Mobil should get the lifetime achievement award and be permanently dropped from future consideration. They are truly in a league by themselves. That is all.”

This is a post in our Worst Company In America 2008 series. The companies nominated for this honor were chosen by you, the readers. Keep track of all the goings on at consumerist.com/tag/worst-company-in-america.

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