Defense News

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Upon lawful request and for a thousand dollars...

...Comcast, one of the nation's leading telecommunications companies, will intercept its customers' communications under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

The cost for performing any FISA surveillance "requiring deployment of an intercept device" is $1,000.00 for the "initial start-up fee (including the first month of intercept service)," according to a newly disclosed Comcast Handbook for Law Enforcement.

A copy of the manual can be found on

See "Comcast Cable Law Enforcement Handbook," Sept 2007.

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