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Netflix Now Has a Paid Connection Deal With AT&T, Too

Add AT&T to the list of Internet providers that now have a paid connection, or peering, deal with video streaming giant Netflix. AT&T confirmed a Mashable report today that the companies had reached a deal in May. The companies have been “working together to provision … additional capacity to improve the viewing experience for our mutual subscribers,” an AT&T spokesman said. Netflix had tried to get a free peering deal with AT&T like it has with some other Internet providers, but that didn’t fly with the telecommunications giant. Netflix has cut similar paid deals with Comcast and Verizon, even as it has complained about the need for them.

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