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Verizon and Netflix

I do not appreciate Verizon sticking their hand out to netflix for money! Netflix is awesome! They are very reasonable and have a good selection to choose from!! We already pay Verizon for internet services! Dont be GREEDY! In the meantime us the customers are the ones paying the price! My netflix sucks right now! It's not playing for more than 2 minutes then reboots! It's not Netflix fault!! GREED will be your downfall!!

Re: Verizon and Netflix
Super User
Super User

Just so you know, you're talking to other customers here.  Verizon doesn't care about rants posted to this board.  Greed will not be my downfall.

As to the Netflix / Verizon problems, unfortunately it's not as black and white as most folks think.  Netflix is one third of all internet traffic.  That's a HUGE amount of streaming data coming from one company.  Netflix built their business on the assumption that ISPs like Verizon would allow this huge amount of traffic without having to pay for the improvements to networking infrastructure needed to support it.

Further, the internet is about as bad a method to deliver video as one could design.  It has no guarantees of throughput or latency, which are key factors in video quality.  The internet is great for downloading time insensitive data, but sucks for video when the pipes get full - which is what is happening to Netflix on Verizon's network.

I'm not saying that Verizon doesn't have culpability here, but that Netflix shares some of the blame for this as well.  We consumers are simply pawns between Netflix and Verizon.

That's my $0.02.