Former Comcast Lobbyist Darlene Payne Dies

Darlene Payne, former Comcast lobbyist, died Feb. 12, in McKeesport, Pa., according to obituary notice relayed by the Broadband Cable Association of Pennsylvania.

According to BCAP, she was a driving force behind its Cable Heritage celebrations. "Darlene was a great lady," added American Cable Association president Matt Polka. "The best. She loved cable, but even more she loved her friends in cable."

Survivors include a son, Jack Everett, of Allentown, Pa.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.