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How Google, Facebook, Microsoft Increase Speeds

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google, Facebook and Microsoft have been paying broadband providers a toll for faster Internet speeds to get content and search results faster to users. Netflix refuses to pay the tolls to increase streaming, but continues talks with providers, although the company eats up about 30% of prime-time traffic. While open Internet rules say pipelines to the home should not prioritize one over another, companies that control broadband still favor the traffic.

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