Originally Posted by boxbot
The deal appears to be officially dead
today. Not sure what, if anything, this means for future vertical campus vision.
Just a gut feeling, but I suspect that this is just a relative bump in the road for Comcast. My understanding is that there are plenty of other growth strategies it can pursue, such as overseas acquisitions, acquiring smaller domestic cable/ISP providers (i.e., growing its subscriber base in smaller bites), and acquisition of web-based services (e.g., Netflix has been thrown around as a potential target). I remember being disappointed when Comcast failed in its attempt to acquire Disney more than a decade ago, and then it came back a few years later and acquired NBCU. So this is a company that's been down, but never out. And I also suspect that the folks who run Comcast (Roberts, Cohen, et al) were smart enough not to pin the company's future too heavily on this one potential merger. Again, just a gut feeling (but based on what I've read about Comcast for some time now).