Netflix CEO Asks: Why Aren’t Cable Companies Paying Us?

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Consumerist

Earlier this year, Netflix customers with slow connections saw messages like this one, putting the blame on their Internet service provider. Earlier this year, Netflix customers with slow connections saw messages like this one, putting the blame on their Internet service provider. For years, as cable companies and other Internet Service Providers have tried to round up support for their desire to charge a toll to bandwidth-heavy content providers like Netflix, they have repeatedly said that they deserve to be paid for carrying all that data to subscribers… even though they are already being paid by their own customers, and even though they are only carrying that content for a small fraction of its journey. Now the CEO of Netflix wants to know why that argument doesn’t swing both ways?

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