Netflix Reaches Deal With Comcast To Provide Smoother Streaming

Good news, Orange Is The New Black fans!

Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast, the country's largest cable and broadband provider,  to ensure its TV shows and movies are streamed seamlessly to households. This is the first deal that the online streaming service has reached with an Internet service provider. 

The two companies released a joint statement,which said that they are establishing a more direct connection to provide a better service to customers. In other words,  you can now binge watch as many episodes of House of Cards or OITNB as you want, without worrying that your internet will hiccup or pause halfway through an exciting scene. 

The historic agreement comes just 10 days after Comcast agreed to buy TIme Warner Cable for $45 billion, an acquition that would make Comcast the cable provider to nearly one-third of American homes the New York Times reports. 

We have to ask: now that you'll have smoother streaming, what's next on your to-watch list? We'll be waiting for season 2 of our favorite prison drama! 


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Cristina Arreola, Associate Editor

Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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