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Was Verizon lying to us about Netflix congestion issues?

18
Jul
2014

For months, Netflix has been adamant that Verizon is the root cause of streaming slowdowns on its service, but Verizon countered last week with an accusation of its own: Netflix itself is responsible for the nosedive in streaming quality. Verizon Regulatory Affairs VP David Young shared the evidence on the Verizon Policy Blog, concluding that Netflix could solve the issue by making a few simple adjustments, but Netflix network operator Level 3 has now joined in the fight to try to catch Verizon in a lie. According to a recent update on the Level 3 blog, David Young might have accidentally admitted that the congestion is indeed caused by Verizon: “His explanation for Netflix’s on-screen congestion messages contains a nice little diagram. The diagram shows a lovely uncongested

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