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Netflix To Suspend It's Controversial ISP Error Messages

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    Netflix to suspend its controversial ISP error messages ? Tech News and Analysis (click for full article)

    by Janko Roettgers - June 9, 2014


    -- Netflix will stop blaming your ISP when your Orange is the New Black stream starts to stutter, at least for now. The company announced Monday that it will suspend the display of messages that specifically blame individual internet providers for congestion within its apps by next week.


    In a blog post, Netflix communications VP Joris Evers wrote:


    "We started a small scale test in early May that lets consumers know, while they're watching Netflix, that their experience is degraded due to a lack of capacity into their broadband provider's network. We are testing this across the U.S. wherever there is significant and persistent network congestion. This test is scheduled to end on June 16. We will evaluate rolling it out more broadly."


    Reports about these types of error messages first surfaced on Twitter earlier this month, when users reported that they were told by their Netflix app that Verizon's network was "crowded." Verizon called the messages a PR stunt, and went on to send Netflix a cease-and-desist notice, demanding to put a stop to the messages.


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