AT&T, Comcast Explain Liberty's Access


Assuming their $72 billion merger is approved, AT&T Broadband and Comcast
Corp. said they will have ultimate power in deciding how Liberty Media Corp. may
use their cable capacity for interactive programming.

AT&T Broadband and Comcast explained the arrangement with Liberty in a
merger-approval filing last week at the Federal Communications Commission.

The two MSOs need approval from the FCC and the Department of Justice before
they can complete their deal.

The operators laid out two scenarios with Liberty, but AT&T and Comcast
said they get to decide which option Liberty may elect.

The agreement with Liberty lasts five years and is renewable for another four