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In fact, Comcast streaming speeds shot up 65 percent since Netflix struck an interconnectivity deal with the ISP that gives it better access to Comcast's network.
It's safe to say that Comcast and Apple have very different reputations among their customers. Their rumored TV set-top box could wither or thrive based on whose service culture will prevail.
That's what the the Wall Street Journal says. But there are plenty of potential hurdles in the way of Apple and the nation's biggest cable provider joining forces.
The streaming media service may be getting improved speeds from Comcast now that it's paying for direct access to the ISP's network, but Reed Hastings doesn't sound too thrilled with the arrangement.
The direct connection deal between the streaming video service and the nation's largest Internet provider already produced a slight bump in average speeds.
Now that Netflix is paying Comcast for sped-up streaming of its service, that tiered Internet that net neutrality advocates had warned us about appears to have arrived.
The buyout might improve service for some,but it would give a larger Comcast more control over users' broadband experience.
The two biggest cable companies in the U.S. might be merging. But these companies are already Internet-access monopolies, which is the real problem. And the FCC is the only group that can solve it.