Ed Krayewski on What's Good About the Netflix-Comcast Deal


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Last weekend, Netflix and Comcast reached a deal to allow Netflix to connect directly to Comcast's servers to stream video content. The deal means Netflix subscribers who use Comcast can expect a smoother experience, with less buffering and pixilation. Perhaps more importantly, the deal shouldn't cost Netflix subscribers or Comcast users any extra money. What it does do is handle the reality that Netflix accounts for up to a third of U.S. internet traffic in peak hours in a way that improves the consumer experience. And that's a good thing, writes Ed Krayewski, no matter how much net neutrality proponents try to fit a round peg into a square hole.