Netflix CEO Tim Hastings at CES Trade Show January 2016 REUTERS

What the Comcast-Netflix deal says – and doesn’t say – about the Internet ecosystem

The investment advisory press is having a field day with the recently announced Comcast-Netflix deal. The deal, as the companies hope to eventually present it to consumers, will permit Comcast customers to subscribe to Netflix much as they already do to such premium offerings as HBO, Showtime, and Starz. Simple.