Though they’re staying together for the children, it has become abundantly clear that Netflix and Verizon absolutely hate the sh*t out of each other. Their marital woes began a while back when Verizon requested more money from Netflix to ensure faster streaming service. That was not money well spent as the streaming service recently began making passive aggressive comments about Verizon’s “performance.” A happy wife is a happy life, Verizon.
Verizon threatened legal action with a cease and desist letter to which Netflix has responded with their own letter. “To try to shift the blame to us for performance issues arising from interconnection congestion is like blaming drivers on a bridge for traffic jams when you’re the one who decided to leave three lanes closed during rush hour,” Netflix fired back.
“We brought the data right to your doorstep… all you had to do was open your door.”
Netflix plans to end their test messaging next Monday but is also evaluating plans to practice them on a wider scale. And somebody is sleeping on the couch tonight.