Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Post-Net Neutrality Era - Does Verizon Shape Netflix and Amazon?

David Raphael reports in his blog about a chat he had with Verizon's support, in which the agent admittes that Verizon "is limiting bandwidth to cloud providers" which "exactly" explains why "netflix quality is bad now". 

"Frankly, I was surprised he admitted to this. I’ve since tested this almost every day for the last couple of weeks. During the day – the bandwidth is normal to AWS. However, after 4pm or so – things get slow"

See "Verizon Using Recent Net Neutrality Victory to Wage War Against Netflix" - here.

1 comment:

  1. I'm having this issue now to netflix as well. It's bad enough that during primetime hours I can't view anything on netflix at all. I was thinking of contacting customer service about it, but aside from getting them to admit they are doing it, not sure what it would accomplish though. Since I pay for both services and Verizon is rendering service to Netlfix unusable, I wonder if I can claim denial of service.