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Comcast and Netflix sign deal on faster streaming of movies and video

Kevin Spacey and Molly Parker in “House of Cards,” a Netflix hit in its second season.
Kevin Spacey and Molly Parker in “House of Cards,” a Netflix hit in its second season. Netflix via Associated Press

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Comcast, the largest US cable and broadband provider, and Netflix, the giant television and movie streaming service, said Sunday that Netflix will pay Comcast for faster and more reliable access to Comcast subscribers.

The deal is a milestone in the history of the Internet. Content providers like Netflix generally have not had to pay for access to the customers of a broadband provider.

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