Netflix agrees to streaming deal with Comcast

Feb 24, 2014, 1:32 AM EST
A Comcast truck is seen parked at one of their centers on February 13, 2014 in Pompano Beach, Florida.
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Netflix has agreed a deal with Comcast, the biggest internet service provider in the US, that will see its videos streamed faster and more smoothly. The multi-year deal will see Netflix servers connected directly to Comcast's network, removing third parties that slow down streaming speeds. However, Comcast said Netflix would not get "preferential network treatment". The terms of the deal, including whether Netflix was paying for it, were not disclosed by the firms.
Netflix agrees Comcast streaming deal [BBC]
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