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You Better Believe Netflix Should Pay Comcast, Says AT&T

Peter Kafka covers media and technology, and their intersection, at Vox. Many of his stories can be found in his Kafka on Media newsletter, and he also hosts the Recode Media podcast.

From the “100 percent not surprising” box: AT&T says that Netflix should indeed pay Comcast to ensure that its video streams reach the cable company’s customers. Of course AT&T says that! It wants a similar deal. But the company’s statement, attributed to AT&T public policy head Jim Cicconi, is worth a read. Sample line: “As we all know, there is no free lunch, and there’s also no cost-free delivery of streaming movies.”

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