Your cable contract might be worth $6K

|By:, SA News Editor

Early indications are that the divestiture of 3M subscribers by Comcast (CMCSA +1.2%) could be worth in the neighborhood of $18B.

The company is moving the assets to pave the way with regulators for a merger with Time Warner Cable (TWC +1.3%).

Sources indicate that there is strong interest from other cable companies for the Comcast subscribers.

Inside the numbers: An acquisition cost of $6K per sub seems a bit high to some media analysts unless the cable users lived in a top tier market.