Netflix backs down with the Blame Game

James

DTVUSA Member
#1
Finger pointing. Lawyering up. Netflix decides to stop naming names concerning ISPs throttling bandwidth. Netflix says the slowdown is between the provider and customer's home. Still...no resolution.

USA Today has more.
 

MrPogi

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#2
ISPs have more money to buy lawyers and congresscritters than Netflix. Who do you think will win?
 

James

DTVUSA Member
#3
ISPs have more money to buy lawyers and congresscritters than Netflix. Who do you think will win?
I am not sure. On one hand the almost monopoly ISPs all spout FAAAsssST internet so we can stream but then say WAAATTTEEE a minute there streamy! Yer uzin up all ma bandjowidth. Netflix has to be hoping we make a lot of noise to the ISPs and other in order to put pressure and heat on the ISPs.
 

Tim58hsv

DTVUSA Member
#4
According to http://www.newsweek.com/netflix-refuses-back-down-notice-users-battle-verizon-254368, Netflix ain't backing down.

From the article...

"In its response letter, dated June 9, Netflix formally turned down the request".

"Large ISPs have begun charging the company (Netflix) for sufficient capacity at these connection points to smoothly deliver videos".

"Netflix agreed to pay Verizon these “tolls” back in April. But it did so begrudgingly and, since then, according to an internal study, speeds on Verizon haven’t improved. Netflix’s ranking of ISP speeds for May 2014 indicate that Verizon’s average speed, 1.90 Mbps (which is about .4 Mbps below average) fell two spots on the list to number 10".

Verizon has already lost this battle in the court of public opinion. Do they really want their alleged practices exposed in the legal court system? I don't think so.
 

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