Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Streaming Slowed Down by Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ): Proof


Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has been accusing Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) of intentionally slowing down the speed for its users in order to malign the image of Netflix services. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on the other hand rejected all those claims and said that Netflix is not allowing its users to take advantage of the 75 Mbps FiOS connection speeds. Verizon even issued a legal notice to Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) and warned it to stop these accusations, as Digital Trends reported. However, from time to time, there have been some proofs to back Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)’s claims.

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Last month, ArsTechnia reported the case of a FiOS customer, Colin Nederkoom, CEO of, who managed to prove that Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) is deliberately toying with Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)’s speeds. Nederkoom says that he noticed Netflix streaming at 375kbps, or 0.375mbps, which represented only 0.5% of the promised speed, at the “fastest” Verizon connection.

Nederkoom was surprised by this low speed and decided to try to route through the quickest locations in order to avoid the congestion. He decided to connect via a virtual private network (VPN) to bypass the ISP. Once he connected to the VPN, he noticed he was able to stream Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) at its maximum speed of 3,000 kbps.

Netflix has now got another proof under its belt to prove the unprofessional approach of Verizon. Verizon is expected to face legal problems in future as Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) will definitely not ignore this news which provides a strong proof of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)’s criminal approach towards defaming and maligning Netlfix’s image.

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