Re: What's really going on..
The point isn't how much is paid to who.
If Netflix had to pay its fair share of overall internet backbone support costs as a percentage of IP packet traffic, their business model likely would fail. Ditto Youtube.
Of course, the cable companies aren't pure as the driven snow either, but the point is that Netflix isn't David vs. Comcast as Goliath.
It is Google/Facebook/Netflix Predator vs. Comcast/AT&T Alien. Whoever wins, we lose.