Netflix Is Now Paying Comcast for Faster Streaming

Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica:

Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast for a direct connection to the cable and Internet service provider’s network, a move that will improve streaming video quality for Comcast customers, the Wall Street Journal reported today.

News of a paid peering deal comes two days after a traceroute showed that the two companies were exchanging traffic with each other directly.

Those revised net neutrality rules can’t come soon enough.