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Netflix CEO explains why he’s trashing your ISP

12
Jul
2014

Netflix has really gotten under some major ISPs’ nerves over the past few months by picking high-profile fights with both Verizon and Comcast. In an interview with The Washington Post, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings explains why he’s decided to call out ISPs for what he says is poor service and to weigh in against the controversial proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. When it comes to calling out ISPs for delivering slow Netflix speeds, Hastings says that he thinks it’s fair to call out ISPs when their networks aren’t delivering as advertised. “Comcast is paid for 10 megabits or 50 megabits for about $30-80,” he says. “Consumers deserve to get those speeds they pay for and Comcast is responsible for the

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