In a blog post on its website Wednesday, Verizon Communications Inc. accused Netflix Inc. of "misleading" consumers about the source of buffering issues that viewers may have experienced. The post from David Young, Verizon's vice-president of regulatory affairs, cited a Twitter posting showing a screen-grab from Netflix that said: "The Verizon Network is crowded right now." Young went on to say: "This claim is not only inaccurate, it is deliberately misleading." He said that the "most likely" reason for any transmission problems stems from the connection Netflix uses to connect to Verizon's network, which is something Netflix is "solely responsible for." "It is sad that Netflix is willing to deliberately mislead its customers so they can be used as pawns in business negotiations and regulatory proceedings," Young said. It's not the first spat between Netflix and Internet service providers. A blog post by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings in March said ISPs "are willing to sacrifice the interests of their own customers to press Netflix and others to pay,” using, as an example, the deal the company struck with Comcast Corp. to pay for reliable delivery of Netflix content to Comcast subscribers.