Comcast doings: Dirt on Gaspin's throne room; Brian Williams to interview Steve Burke

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> Network performance-related issues had less to do with Steve Burke showing Jeff Gaspin the door as chairman of NBC Television Entertainment than another issue that seems to have really irked his new Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) bosses. Gaspin apparently spent over $200,000 on a bathroom for his office that, reports say, had a shower "large enough to house a small family." Story.

> Vaunted NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been tabbed to interview Comcast's choice as NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke for a company "town hall meeting." To quote Jeff Goldblum's character in The Big Chill: "It's the stuff of good investigative journalism." Story.

> Continuing to ride the Comcast train, there's this bit of press-stopping news that regulatory conditions placed on Comcast's aforementioned NBC Universal purchase will do nothing to help over-the-top video competition. Ya think? Story.

> On a non-Comcast (as far as we can tell) bit of personnel news, the SCTE has adopted changes to its board of directors that makes the total board size more manageable (19 to 15 members) and encourages closer working relationships with operator executives. News release.

> More people news. California Democrat Congresswoman Anna Eschoo has been elected the ranking member of the House Communications. Story.

And finally ... Arris said it has successfully tested an 800 Mbps cable modem with South Korean telecom provider SK Broadband. That would make it about five times faster than anything available in the U.S. right now. News release.

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