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Netflix to Pay Comcast for Faster Access in Potential Threat to Net Neutrality

HeadlineFeb 24, 2014

The video-streaming site Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast for faster and more direct access to its subscribers. The deal comes just 10 days after Comcast agreed to buy Time Warner, merging the largest and second largest cable and broadband providers. The latest deal could have major implications for net neutrality, the principle of equal and open access to the Internet. Last week federal regulators said they would not appeal a court decision striking down rules on net neutrality, instead saying they will issue new rules –- a proposal media reform advocates say is toothless under the current legal framework.

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