Comcast is seeking to bring an unlimited cable service to its cable customers.
The deal, which is not expected to be completed before Christmas, could include a variety of services.
The company is seeking an exclusive license from AT &T to provide Internet-based television service for cable customers who want to use the company’s network of high-speed Internet access, said David M. Wetherington, Comcast’s chief executive officer.
That would give Comcast a foothold in the broadband market, where it is the dominant provider, he said in a statement.
The cable company also wants to provide a “super-fast” service that offers faster speeds and lower fees than traditional cable.
AT&S and Comcast have long struggled to find customers for these services, and Comcast has said it is not ready to launch a national cable network.
AT &s request is likely to be approved, Wetherings statement said.
The companies would work together on a joint venture to develop a nationwide broadband network.
The companies could not say whether they would work on a nationwide cable network or separately.
The news comes just weeks after Comcast and Verizon announced that they would jointly launch a nationwide fiber optic network.
Both companies said the network would have faster speeds than what is offered by AT&Ts network.
Verizon is still exploring a national fiber optic system that could connect customers to AT&ts network.
Comcast has said the service would have speeds as fast as 4 gigabits per second and be offered to cable subscribers at no cost.
Verizon’s plans are not expected for a few years.
Comics creator Frank Miller said the news was “devastating.”
He said he would not have been able to do the work needed to bring the comic book series “The Punisher” to television if he had to pay AT&t.
The TV network that will be available to the public has been dubbed The Defenders.
Miller, who is also the co-creator of the “Arrow” TV series, is a co-owner of DC Comics, which will be distributed by Warner Bros.
The comic book is one of the most popular properties in the world and Miller, who also has been in the business for 30 years, is one half of a successful family-owned publishing company called Image Comics.
He also has a successful TV show called “Daredevil.”
The network of cable companies will be called the Next Generation TV Network.
It will provide video programming to the general public, which means it will be cheaper to watch a show than to buy it on cable.
Comedy fans have been waiting for a cable network for years, and the network has been announced in January.
The cable networks DirecTV and Comcast said last year that they were considering launching an unlimited high-definition TV service.
DirecTV has been trying to get a network of its own for years.
It recently said it would be launching a nationwide high-def TV service in 2021.
Comcast said it will announce a nationwide TV network by 2021.AT&%;Comcast said it was not ready for a nationwide network until the next year, but it will likely be ready for next year.
It would like to launch in 2020, Witherington said.
The two companies have not discussed the possible timing of a national network.
The two companies are also looking to add a high-end sports channel to their offerings.