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How Netflix could defeat Comcast once and for all


Netflix is clearly not happy with the current arrangement that it has with Comcast, which is why it’s considering taking matters into its own hands. Ars Technica’s Jon Brodkin has spotted a Netflix job listing for a senior software engineer who specializes in peer-to-peer networks. Furthermore, the job listing says that it wants this engineer to engage in “research and architecture of large-scale peer-to-peer network technology as applicable to Netflix streaming.” What this means is that Netflix is looking at ways to create a giant P2P network capable of streaming movies through a BitTorrent-type system where users send and receive data to and from multiple different peers instead of through a central server. By using this system, Netflix could cut

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