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Yes, Netflix a bandwidth hog; but who should pay?

A movie selected from among Netflix's "Watch Instantly" titles begins to download on a home computer screen in New York, Nov. 22, 2010. (AP Photo/James H. Collins)

Netflix is clogging up the Internet. There’s a debate raging about who should pay for it — but ultimately, it’s going to be you.

The latest skirmish is a fracas between Comcast, which connects users to the Internet, and Level 3, which signed a deal three weeks ago to host and deliver Netflix’s streaming videos to networks like Comcast’s. Comcast ultimately delivers those videos to its paying broadband customers.
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