Netflix Makes Deal For Faster Streaming On Comcast

Posted at 6:32 AM, Feb 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-24 06:32:56-05

Netflix streaming file photoNEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Streaming movies on Netflix should get faster.

Comcast confirmed Sunday that it will allow Netflix to connect directly to its broadband network.

Netflix will pay Comcast for the access, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the deal. It did not cite specific terms of the deal. Comcast and Netflix would not confirm that arrangement.

In a statement, Comcast said the more-direct pipeline is “already delivering an even better user experience to consumers.” That means the direct pipe has already been established, a source confirmed to CNNMoney.

Netflix and internet service providers have been at odds over the huge amount of bandwith Netflix streaming eats up. At peak times, Netflix traffic can be one-third of all U.S. broadband network traffic.

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