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Reporter calls Comcast CEO Brian Roberts' mom to complain about poor service

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And it worked. Because moms get shit done.

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Comcast has created a nation full of haters with its consistently poor customer service and general awfulness. More people like BP than Comcast. Let that sink in. But Philadelphia Daily News columnist Ronnie Polaneczky had enough of Comcast, after getting a number of emails from a number of customers who received horrible treatment from the company, and decided to call the head honcho of the company, who could actually get something done. No, not Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, Polaneczky called his 92-year-old mother. This actually happened.

After Diana and Jason Airoldi told Polaneczky how they couldn't get their Comcast internet and cable hooked up for six weeks because of broken appointments by the company, she decided to skip right over Brian Roberts and go straight to his mom. The next day Comcast trucks showed up at the Airoldi's house, and finally set up their service. Because no matter your age or your position in a giant company that most people hate, you still have to listen to mom.