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Netflix spars with Verizon over network slowness

Netflix places the blame on Verizon for choppy service to customers

It might not be surprising how opposed some content developers are to new Federal Communications Commission rules that allow Internet Service Providers to charge them for better service. But Netflix has been more vocal than most in their distaste of such rules, recently lashing out at Verizon and laying the blame squarely on the ISP for choppy and unresponsive network services.

In early June, Netflix added a notice to their buffering error messages saying, “the Verizon network is crowded right now,” when connectivity was slow. On June 5, Verizon sent Netflix a cease-and-desist letter that threatened legal action if the message was not removed.

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Chris DiMarco

Chris DiMarco, Executive Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, has a background in multimedia production with previous involvement in projects in which he developed and created content...

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