A Netflix spokesman has said that “This is about consumers not getting what they paid for from their broadband providers.”
Verizon had formally sent a letter to Netflix yesterday with a threat of starting legal action if the company did not stop pointing out Verizon when the video streams load slowly or are interrupted. Netflix has been trading hot words with ISPs about who is to blame for in case of slower video streaming on Netflix.
Netflix started flashing this message in such cases to some of its subscribers: “The Verizon network is crowded right now.”
Netflix, however, has said that they are “ are trying to provide more transparency, just like we do with the ISP Speed Index, and Verizon is trying to shut down that discussion.”
Netflix had agreed recently to pay to both Verizon and Comcast for faster speeds of its video streaming.
Verizon had written in the letter that Netflix provides within five days evidence showing that the streaming issues called out were “solely attributable to the Verizon network.”