Comcast earns ‘Worst Company in America’ designation—again

This is the second time it has earned the dubious honor. After it first ‘won’ in 2010, the company encouraged employees to vote for other brands.

The University of Connecticut emerged victorious in Monday night’s NCAA Tournament championship game, but it wasn’t the only tournament winner of the week. Consumerist’s “Worst Company in America” tournament came down to the wire, and on Tuesday morning the site announced that Comcast, the 2010 tournament winner, had earned the dubious honor once again. The TV, Internet and phone provider beat out 31 other companies, including last year’s winner (EA), Walmart, Bank of America, SeaWorld, Ticketmaster, AT&T, and others. Comcast beat out Monsanto in the tournament’s final round in a squeaker, 51.5 percent to 48.5 percent. After “winning” the 2010 “worst company” crown, Comcast took an active role in making sure it didn’t happen again the following year. Comcast topping this year’s tournament marks the second time a company has earned the distinction of “Worst Company in America” twice. EA took the title two years in a row, in 2012 and 2013.

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