Last month Netflix decided it would pay off huge internet service providers like Comcast to make its service better for customers, but it’s clear that the popular streaming company doesn’t want to be forced to cut similar deals in the future. In a measured and strongly worded article issued today, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says that „net neutrality must be defended and strengthened,“ calling out giants like Comcast and Verizon for bad behavior.

„The essence of net neutrality is that ISPs such as AT&T and Comcast don’t restrict, influence, or otherwise meddle with the choices consumers make,“ Hastings writes. „The traditional form of net neutrality which was recently overturned by a Verizon lawsuit is important, but insufficient. This…

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