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.

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Today's stories:

Report: GE, Vivendi reach deal to clear NBC sale

Comcast beta launches bandwidth meter

Psystar said to have deal with Apple

Prime time for YouTube? Google wants to stream TV, for a fee

Michael Jackson tops Google, Yahoo search in 2009

DARPA's latest challenge: Locate these 10 balloons

This year, you can stalk Santa from your car

Microsoft investigating 'black screen of death'

Report: Apple accused of NAND price manipulation

About the author

Josh Lowensohn joined CNET in 2006 and now covers Apple. Before that, Josh wrote about everything from new Web start-ups, to remote-controlled robots that watch your house. Prior to joining CNET, Josh covered breaking video game news, as well as reviewing game software. His current console favorite is the Xbox 360.

 

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