Netflix speeds lag for Verizon users amid dispute [telecom]

By James O'Toole @jtotoole February 21, 2014


Having trouble streaming "House of Cards?" A stand-off involving Verizon and Netflix may be to blame.

Streaming speeds for Verizon FiOS customers dropped by 14% between December and January, according to Netflix. Meanwhile, Netflix speeds on most other Internet service providers held steady during that time period.

The slowdown comes amid a stand-off reported this week by The Wall Street Journal over whether broadband providers like Verizon and AT&T will charge Netflix to carry its videos.

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