CNET News Daily Podcast: Comcast's NBC buy and bandwidth meter
In today's podcast, Comcast takes the main headlines with its NBC acquisition attempt and upcoming bandwidth meter that it began rolling out in Portland, Ore., this week.
Comcast is on a roll this week. On Tuesday it began its public pilot of a bandwidth monitoring system for its customers to figure out exactly how much they're downloading each month. This comes a little more than a year after the company announced it would be capping users at 250GB per month.
More importantly, reports say that General Electric and Vivendi have reached a tentative agreement that helps pave the way for Comcast to buy NBC Universal. If, or rather when, that deal is sealed, Comcast would expand its media reach outside of its service roots into being a content provider of its own.
Today's episode runs 7:38.