Netflix’s Deal With Comcast Isn’t About Net Neutrality—Except That It Is

For net neutrality to gain traction as a popular cause, it needs Netflix. Yes, the infrastructure of the Internet is important, but few people will find it interesting without a clear connection to the new season of House of Cards. So Netflix’s acknowledgment over the weekend that it had reached an agreement with Comcast to make its service run smoother for the cable company’s customers has led to a mini-outcry over the health of the open Internet.

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