Netflix is Now Paying AT&T for a Better Stream Experience, Too

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AT&T has become the latest company to sign a deal with Netflix to ensure that the company’s streaming videos get to consumers without lagging or delay. Netflix said Tuesday that the two companies had reached an agreement on interconnection in May. “We’re now beginning to turn up the connections, a process that should be complete in the coming days,” the company told the Washington Post. As recently as March, AT&T rejected Netflix’s request to interconnect for free. Broadband providers have argued that Netflix should bear the costs for a recent surge in video traffic over their networks. Netflix, by contrast, has fired back that broadband companies should be responsible for making sure that content their customers request gets to them reliably. Netflix earlier this year signed interconnection deals with Comcast and Verizon amid controversial negotiations that are the subject of an ongoing probe by the Federal Communications Commission.

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