Netflix Plans to Yank Messages Shaming Verizon for Degraded Video Streams

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dgrmouse

Well, maybe some good came of it before they shut it down. As surprising as it may seem to us, there are plenty of folks who wouldn't have otherwise understood what the real problem was. After all, anyone who called Verizon tech support would've likely gotten a load of crap and troubleshooting of everything from OS service patches and AV software to indoor wiring or RF interference without the faintest hint of the real problem - oversubscribed lines.

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vrmlbasic

We all know that Verizon is pretty low (but versus Comcast's evil VZ is almost saintly) but why are we assuming that Netflix isn't?

Netflix has had poor quality on Verizon for years and they're just now getting around to addressing it and _this_ is how they chose to do it? o_0.

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ckeck

According to Netflix they aren't backing off at all. They said the messages shown to some customers was an initial limited test that ends next week and they plan to roll it out MUCH more broadly very soon. Can't wait!

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tekknyne

In the spirit of the free market and global capitalism, Lets just make our own communications network and thumb our noses at these clowns.

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tekknyne

Good to see all the government shills and puppets are good for something valuable and useful like taking down playful messages from web pages.

F*** you Verizon and F*** you corrupt-@$$ legal system owned by them.

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vrmlbasic

I'm surprised that Netflix, friend of the current Administration, has apparently let itself get beaten down by (other) crony capitalists regarding the FCC.

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Guisano

that's your repuppetclone reps hard at work for their monied masters

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MaximumMike

Except that Net Neutrality was killed by a dumbocrat... or had you forgotten?

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MaximumMike

This is why I hate most ISP's, especially ComCast and ATT. But Verizon is quickly rising on the list as well.