So... based on what you've written, they've been in negotiations with the DBS providers for 18 months... and you think that shows there's progress?! I guess it can't possibly mean that Comcast is dragging its feet... right? And there's another part, which runs counter to your 'they're not hiding behind the loophole' argument - why did they join the lawsuit, along with CableVision, on the FCC's ability to close the loophole if that's true? They did. They were party to the initial lawsuit. It's true that after the initial court found in the FCC's favor that Comcast decided not to appeal (they left that to CV to do). I'm sorry, but all of Comcast's actions run counter to your claim (e.g. they're pretty recent claim that they would give up CSN Philly... just as soon as DirecTV gave up NFL ST - sure sounds like they're hiding behind the loophole to me).