Hey, Comcast, the Rich Aren't That Different

Residents of Chappaquiddick spar over mandated Internet service
Photograph by Walter Bibikow/Corbis

When Comcast closed on its acquisition of NBCUniversal last year, U.S. regulators stipulated that the largest U.S. cable company had to build out its Internet network to reach underserved Americans. A group of residents on Chappaquiddick—a remote, picturesque island 527 feet off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard that made headlines after Senator Ted Kennedy’s fateful 1969 car crash—think they fit the bill.

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