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Deal with the devil: why Netflix broke its own rules on net neutrality

24
Mar
2014

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings published an impassioned blog post last week criticizing internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon for asking his company to pay interconnection fees in order to ensure that their data reaches customers with speed and quality. This toll, says Hastings, violates Netflix’s definition of true and total net neutrality. So why did Netflix agree, just one month earlier, to pay Comcast and violate its own stated principles? According to Hastings, Netflix believes strong net neutrality is critical, but in the near term we will in cases pay the toll to the powerful ISPs to protect our consumer experience. That is certainly part of the truth.

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