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Netflix caves to AT&T's shady tactics

Netflix caves to AT&T's shady tactics
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If you're a Netflix user, there may be some good news for you on the horizon. AT&T and Netflix have signed a deal to decrease the buffering time of your favorite shows.

But is this a good thing?

Netflix has been under fire from Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and customers alike while dealing with the problem of congested network pathways and longer buffering and loading times for videos.

So Netflix decided to sidestep the congested pathways to deliver a better service to its customers, but that meant paying exorbitant amounts of money to ISPs like Comcast.

Netflix was not happy about that. In fact, Netflix even teamed up with Google to sucker-punch Comcast right in the wallet. 

But despite Netflix's protests, it is ultimately trying to serve the customer, so the decision was reached to pay AT&T for faster network  speeds.

AT&T has confirmed the agreement.

"We reached an interconnect agreement with Netflix in May and since then have been working together to provision additional interconnect capacity to improve the viewing experience for our mutual subscribers,'' an AT&T spokeswoman said in the statement. "We’re now beginning to turn up the connections, a process that should be complete in the coming days."

 

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Source: Mashable
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