Verizon Threatens Legal Action Over Netflix Blame Game
Verizon has issued a cease and desist order to Netflix after the video service started blaming Verizon for poor streaming quality.By Matt Picht | June 5, 2014
The battle between Verizon and Netflix over connection speeds has taken a turn for the dramatic. Verizon sent Netflix an irate cease and desist letter after the video streaming service slammed the cable company for poor network quality.
This particular spat began Tuesday, when Vox's Yuri Victor noticed this error message on his Netflix video blaming Verizon's crowded network for poor video quality. Victor's tweet was picked up by major news sites, and the war was on.
Verizon immediately blasted Netflix's loading message as a "PR stunt ... inaccurate ... [and] deliberately misleading."