AT&T speaking to Netflix about deal for faster speeds

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The Netflix logo is is shown on an ipad in Encinitas, California, April 19,2013.

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(Reuters) - AT&T Inc said it is talks with Netflix about a possible agreement to improve performance for broadband customers who use the streaming video service.

AT&T spokesman Mark Siegel said in a statement that "we're in discussions with Netflix to establish a more direct connection between our networks, similar to agreements we have with others, so that AT&T broadband customers who use Netflix can enjoy an even better video experience."

(Reporting by Liana B. Baker; Editing by David Gregorio)

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