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Netflix Responds to Verizon's cease and desist: Pretty a professional, go f*ck yourself.

 

 

I understand that Netflix is a corporation, a faceless entity without an actual soul, but hell if I haven’t fallen in love with the company. They’re my new favorite anti-hero. I actually find myself rooting for Netflix, as though it were a character in a meth soap opera, and if it were a character in a soap opera, it just bitch-slapped the Gus Fring with a healthy dose of passive-aggressive kindness.
 
Part of why I like Netflix so much (besides great original programming, obvs.) is that it’s out on the frontlines fighting for Net Neutrality. Granted, Netflix has a huge stake in the outcome, but I at least appreciate that their concerns line up with my own. They’re also looking out for their subscribers. Recently, they began alerting their subscribers to the fact that certain ISPs — like Verizon — were the cause behind slow connection speeds, applying pressure directly on the ISPs to improve their service or lose a subscriber. Verizon, in fact, is the worst ISP in North America in terms of Netflix connection speed.
 
Verizon, in turn, sent a cease and desist letter to Netflix to tell them to stop, because Netflix was pissing off Verizon’s customers, which was the point. After all, Netflix had paid Verizon for a better connection for its customers, and Verizon has been slow to cooperate with their agreement. However, as we reported yesterday, Netflix did cave in to Verizon’s demands, but not before replying to the cease and desist with their own f**k you letter, which kindly tells Verizon to get its sh*t together.
Here’s the entire letter (which can also be read in full here), but if you read between the kindness, this is my own summary:
 
Dear Verizon:
Fix your sh*t. Don’t blame your crappy Internet on us. You are being assholes to your customers. We gave you the tools to improve your Netflix connection speed so use them, dipsh*ts, or we will make your life a living hell. If you thought the buffering alerts were bad, wait until you see what we have in store for you next.
Get it together, Verizon.
Kisses,
Netflix
 

 

 

 

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So yeah, pretty much a "go f*uck yourself" or "get your sh*t together". Just in a professional way..
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Could you highlight all of your text and change the color to automatic, please?  :) @Sodisna

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LOL thats funny.

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You can't be the badass if you take down the warnings, to me this situation is just conforming ungracefully.

US Telecoms giants seem to all have terrible attitudes, they know exactly what they are doing and they don't need Netflix to tell them.

Making the letter public is the fuck you, much more so than the content of it.

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This is gold!

I'm eager to see what Verizon will reply with this time.  :D

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HAHA Yes netflix go on son

more seriously, at least theres one company fighting for our rights against the hundreds trying to squeeze us dry of money

Everything said by me is my humble opinion and nothing more, unless otherwise stated.

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You can't be the badass if you don't have the money and the political lobbying needed (as a result of the former)

 

Fixed that for you: Netflix can't fight Verizon in court. Not even the motherfucking government could fight Verizon in court: they beat the FCC what chance does Netflix has?

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Fixed that for you: Netflix can't fight Verizon in court. Not even the motherfucking government could fight Verizon in court: they beat the FCC what chance does Netflix has?

Oh I agree with you there, money is power and they certainly have used some of theirs on the right individuals for their agenda.

I meant what I said more to OP, this isn't exactly what the title implied, a gtfo response to a cease and desist would mean (to me) non compliance.

Netflix skated on the edge of what they could get away with in this situation and I'm pleased by their behaviour, it must be very frustrating indeed to continuously be placed in this position by mammoth Telecoms companies with a dollar in all the right pockets.

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Netflix has the support of the public. 

 

You tell everyone that their streaming is bad because Verizon is fucking with it, you'll have French Revolution Part 2 within days. 

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Fixed that for you: Netflix can't fight Verizon in court. Not even the motherfucking government could fight Verizon in court: they beat the FCC what chance does Netflix has?

In ten years time:

 

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Is that legit? That's definitely not the response I originally heard.

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Stop being dicks and come to Australia Netflix. Otherwise I'm going to continue using project free tv

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Stop being dicks and come to Australia Netflix. Otherwise I'm going to continue using project free tv

Even if Netflix was in Australia most people would have a shitty experience, with our national average of something like 7-8 Mbps only people with Telstra/Optus Cable or those lucky enough to be on the NBN will be able to enjoy it without issues.

 

Edit: Also it isn't Netflix's fault that their service hasn't come to Australia yet, blame Foxtel.

 

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Even if Netflix was in Australia most people would have a shitty experience, with our national average of something like 7-8 Mbps only people with Telstra/Optus Cable or those lucky enough to be on the NBN will be able to enjoy it without issues.

 

Edit: Also it isn't Netflix's fault that their service hasn't come to Australia yet, blame Foxtel.

 

Yeah I guess so, still, uni's have super fast internet, great for downloading OS's and such.

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Netflix to greedy ISPs:

 

"Get rekt"

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