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Verizon says Netflix ‘misleading’ viewers on connection issues

Media | 06/04/2014 7:49 pm EDT

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...