FiOS subscriber Colin Nederkoorn, a startup CEO who resides in New York City, pays for FiOS Internet that promised service of 75 Mbps download and 35 Mbps upload. However, his Netflix video streams were limping along at just 375 kbps (0.375mbps). Which is about only 0.5 percent of the speed he’s paying for. So on a lark he decided to connect to a Virtual Private Network service. What Nederkoorn found was that through this encrypted extra hop, which in all other cases would slow down network performance he saw nearly a 10x increase in Netflix performance.
So Verizon, you got a lot of explaining to do! Continue reading
American multinational telecommunications and Internet service provider company Level3, is siding with Netflix in posting a letter from Level3’s Mark Taylor. In it they show how Verizon has just opened itself up to a world of hurt. It goes to show proof that Verizon is purposely throttling Netflix’s service to end customers who are on Verizon. This is something big, proof of possible criminal malfeasance of Verizon in blocking competition and fraud to their end customers.
Ken Florance, the vice president of content delivery at Netflix, In a Netflix blog post has basically said Netflix has paid a protection fee to Comcast. Netflix did this to end the sudden and dramatic decline to the video service quality its customers started to receive if they were Comcast broadband subscribers. In the end this is something they state must end, in what they call “The Case Against ISP Tolls.” at their blog post on the official Netflix blog.
Verizon had to issue a statement on Wednesday after a personal blog post on a website called “Dave’s Blog”; headlined: “Verizon Using Recent Net Neutrality Victory To Wage War Against Netflix” – sparked massive outcry on the broadband oligopoly here in the USA. Verizon’s statement