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Morac
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join:2001-08-30
Riverside, NJ
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Content provider + content deliverer = less competition

This deal seals Comcast as a content provider seeing as it will own all of NBC Universal. Comcast also owns Xfinity which is a content deliverer.

What happens when deals that would benefit Xfinity (such as peering with Netflix's Open network) would result in competition with NBC Universal?
Hint: It's less competition.
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wizkid6

join:2002-03-31
Opelika, AL
quote:
Comcast also owns Xfinity

Xfinity is a brand, not a subsidiary. Comcast is the service provider, not "Xfinity."


Morac
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Riverside, NJ
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said by wizkid6:

Xfinity is a brand, not a subsidiary. Comcast is the service provider, not "Xfinity."

That's a nit-pick on my choice of words. My point still stands.
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jjeffeory

join:2002-12-04
USA
reply to Morac
I thought Xfinity was a Comcast brand, not a separate company from Comcast?


cdru
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join:2003-05-14
Fort Wayne, IN
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reply to Morac
Comcast was already the majority owner. Whatever it wanted to do it could already do. Nothing much changes regarding your subject line prior to this buyout or after.

EdmondsFios

join:2010-09-02
Edmonds, WA
reply to wizkid6
Thank you for the clarification. It is bothersome when misstatements become fact and this takes care of that.

axus

join:2001-06-18
Washington, DC
reply to wizkid6
Yep, Comcast owns the Xfinity brand. It looks like they succeeded in separating their tarnished "Comcast" brand from the "Xfinity" name.


Cheese
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join:2003-10-26
Naples, FL
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reply to Morac
How can your point stand when it's wrong? Xfinity is not a content provider.


Morac
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Riverside, NJ
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said by Cheese:

How can your point stand when it's wrong? Xfinity is not a content provider.

Xfinity is a content deliverer. NBC University is a content provider. Both are now Comcast. Comcast can prefer it's own content over Internet video competitors (for example Netflix) by simply excluding or simply refusing to negotiate with them.

Q.E.D.
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Cheese
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said by Morac:

said by Cheese:

How can your point stand when it's wrong? Xfinity is not a content provider.

Xfinity is a content deliverer.

It's a BRAND...


Morac
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said by Cheese:

said by Morac:

said by Cheese:

How can your point stand when it's wrong? Xfinity is not a content provider.

Xfinity is a content deliverer.

It's a BRAND...

So are you saying that Comcast doesn't offer broadband services under the Xfinity name?

If not then I don't see what point you are trying to make other than just arguing for arguments sake.

Comcast offers both broadband services (content deliverer) as well as shows produced by NBC Universal (content provider).
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