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Netflix may need to pay AT&T, Verizon for faster speeds

25
Feb
2014

Netflix Inc, which agreed to pay Comcast Corp for faster video delivery, may have to make similar arrangements with other broadband providers to make sure its customers get trouble-free access its streaming movies and TV shows. Verizon Communications chief executive said on Monday he expects Netflix will pay the telecom company for faster speeds after Netflix customers complained about slow connections to stream TV shows and movies with Verizons FiOS service. ATT spokesman Mark Siegel said in a statement on Monday that were in discussions with Netflix to establish a more direct connection between our networks, similar to agreements we have with others, so that ATT broadband customers who use Netflix can enjoy an even better video experience. Talks with telecom companies that provide broadband Internet access gained momentum after Sunday, when Netflix agreed to pay Comcast Corp for faster speeds.

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