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Netflix-Comcast deal to ensure smooth streaming

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Netflix has reached a deal with Comcast to make sure its TV shows and are streamed smoothly over Comcast internet connections.

The deal removes third parties that led to a 27 percent decline in streaming speeds since October. Netflix will now pay Comcast for a direct connection to its broadband "pipe."

Netflix content makes up 1/3 of all nighttime internet traffic.

The Netflix-Comcast deal comes a week after Comcast announced plans to buy Time Warner Cable.

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