It will cost money for Netflix to have direct access to Comcast's network. How much is unknown, but it will set a precedent for other ISPs to follow. By the way, there still has been no change in obtaining content from Netflix streaming, especially at prime times on the east coast.
The only time I experience uninterrupted access to the streaming service is between 2 AM and 10 AM EST. And I know not everyone is watching 'Only God Forgives' at 3 AM. See the full article at Slashdot: http://news.slashdot.org/story/14/02/23/218223/netflix-blinks-will-pay-comcast-for-network-access