The merger would go beyond the cable TV, commercial broadband, and telephone industries to impact satellite TV, television programmers like ESPN and Fox, online video providers like NetFlix and YouTube, and the massive networks at the very heart of the internet.
by Cade Metz, Wired Enterprise
In agreeing to pay $45 billion for Time Warner Cable, Comcast hopes to create not only an enormous cable TV provider, but the largest broadband internet provider in the United States and a company that controls about half of all “triple play” services, which bundle cable TV and broadband alongside internet-based telephone connections.
And that only begins to describe the magnitude of the deal. [MORE]