Dirk Knemeyer

On the Comcast-NBC merger

On the Comcast-NBC merger, January 25, 2011

A short comment contextualizing the prediction could go right here

The Comcast-NBC merger was approved last week. While Comcast was forced to give up control of Hulu, and while Comcast has to give fair access to video providers like Netflix, the consensus from analysts, including yours truly, is that this is a troubling development with a real potential to have a chilling impact on what we pay for web access either directly or through more expensive web services in the future. This is a nasty merger that almost certainly will have negative effects on the consumer. We will keep an interested eye on net access in general, and Comcast in particular.