• In this July 23, 2015, file photo, a pedestrian walks past the Comcast building in Rockefeller Center, in New York. Comcast reports financial results Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Comcast’s marriage with NBCUniversal foreshadows what can come from the kind of “vertical integration” that AT&T and Time Warner are attempting. There are potential marketplace and consumer harms, but also benefits to advertisers and subscribers. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

    Are there ‘vertical integration’ benefits? Look at Comcast

    NEW YORK (AP) — While many are skeptical of the business logic behind AT&T’s desire to buy Time Warner, a similar deal from earlier this decade, Comcast’s marriage with NBCUniversal, foreshadows some of the possibilities — as well as the potential competitive and consumer harms — that could result.