Netflix: Verizon Isn’t Slowing Down Our Streams

Verizon and NetflixA federal court may have given the pipe guys clearance to start slowing down Web services like Netflix. But so far, that’s not happening, Netflix says. That update comes to us via a note from J.P. Morgan analyst Doug Anmuth, who says he’s been talking to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells, and they told him they don’t think cable and telco companies are hampering the company’s video streams. Anmuth doesn’t have much to report on the topic, so here are his comments in their entirety: ”Netflix does not seem overly concerned regarding Net Neutrality, and continues to believe that violations would be escalated quickly. Netflix also indicated that it has no evidence or belief that its service is being throttled.” Hastings’s and Wells’s  position on the potential loss of net neutrality, and the possibility that broadband providers could make it more difficult or expensive for their streams to reach Netflix subscribers, echoes the comments they made last month.

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