LightReading.com has a stark headline: Comcast Looking to Overtake Embarq. Embarq has about 4.4M access lines. Comcast has caught up -- and may pass Embarq's numbers by the end of 2007. Embarq, the former Sprint United, is the fourth largest ILEC after Ma Bell, VZ, Qwest. When this happens, it will mark the cablecos taking huge market share from the traditional phone company. The voice pie is the backbone of the LEC financial structure. Tick-tock. Tick-tock.