Comcast Could Suffer From Universal Access

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Wall Street Journal

Comcast may be paying relatively little to buy control of NBC Universal. But the true cost won’t be clear until regulators have decided what conditions to impose.

One subject investors should watch: how those reviewing the deal treat the fast-changing area of online video. Public-interest groups and satellite-TV firms have asked the Federal Communications Commission to ensure that a merged Comcast-NBC Universal not be allowed to withhold its content from rivals online.


That is a worrisome prospect for Comcast investors More…