Poll: Who's Responsible For Crappy Netflix Performance On Verizon?

July 23, 2014 - Andrew Eisen

He said, she said.

If you're a Verizon customer, you might have experienced less than optimal performance when trying to stream movies from Netflix.  If you're not a Verizon customer, well, word on the street is that Netflix doesn't perform so hot for Verizon customers.

Netflix says it's Verizon's fault.  Verizon says it's Netflix's fault?

Who do you think is to blame?  Netflix?  Verizon?  One of those intermediaries like Level 3 or Cogent?  Gremlins?  The Illuminati perhaps?

If it's one of those last two, you'll have to tell us in the comments because they're not options in this week's poll.  Anyway, you know the drill: vote in the poll, let us know your thoughts in the comments below and join us this Saturday for the podcast where we'll reveal the poll results and share our own opinions.

You can watch us record the show Saturday night at 6p PST right here or on Twitch.  Hope to see you there!

Hope I've finally worked out all the audio and video bugs too...

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-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen


Comments

Re: Poll: Who's Responsible For Crappy Netflix Performance ...

http://www.newnetworks.com/ShortSCANDALSummary.htm

Netflix should just put that in front of Verizon customers and be done with it.

- Left4Dead Why are zombies always eating brains? I want to see zombies that eat toes for a living. Undead-related pun intended.

Re: Poll: Who's Responsible For Crappy Netflix Performance ...

Netflix has too many documentaries that expose the TRUTH, so the New World Order is purposely sabotaging connections to keep the brainwashed masses from understanding.

It is part of the same campaign that is trying to slur and discredit The History Channel and Discovery Channel for running shows exposing the Truth of our origins, history, and who else is out there.  Next they will be censoring all the Truth on YouTube.

Re: Poll: Who's Responsible For Crappy Netflix Performance ...

That really needs to be a checkbox poll so I can vote for options 1 and 3.

Re: Poll: Who's Responsible For Crappy Netflix Performance ...

I'm not usually one to require anyone to "prove a negative", but seriously, verizon is the one who has something to prove here.

When someone (many people actually) can demonstrate that running through a proxy raises thier connection speed to netflix 10 time over, I'm left wondering what else could be to blame but verizon?

Has verizon offered any explanation for this?

Re: Poll: Who's Responsible For Crappy Netflix Performance ...

Verizon technically is not lying, but they are not being honest ether. http://www.extremetech.com/computing/186576-verizon-caught-throttling-netflix-traffic-even-after-its-pays-for-more-bandwidth  the problem is they refuse add more ports to keep up with demand.

Re: Poll: Who's Responsible For Crappy Netflix Performance ...

When they say it is not their fault, they definitely are lying.

Re: Poll: Who's Responsible For Crappy Netflix Performance ...

Well, why would they? If you're not happy with their service, you can just to some other broadband provider OH WAIT YOU CAN'T.

And that's why I want to see regulatory boots on the necks of ISPs.

Re: Poll: Who's Responsible For Crappy Netflix Performance ...

Depends, in my area Verizon was in direct competition with Comcast and lost their market share so they sold their FIOS/Telecom business to Frontier.

 
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