Netflix Cries Foul on Comcast

    The Netflix logo is is shown on an ipad in Encinitas, California, April 19,2013. Netflix Inc reported on April 22, 2013 a first-quarter profit that beat Wall Street expectations as the dominant video rental service added new streaming subscribers in the United States. Netflix shares soared to $207.39 in after-hours trading, rising 19 percent from a close of $174.37 on Nasdaq. For January through March, Netflix recorded $19 million in net income, excluding a loss for retiring debt, and adjusted earnings per share of 31 cents. Picture taken April 19, 2013.    REUTERS/Mike Blake  (UNITED STATES) - RTXYW4I

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    While Netflix agreed to pay off Internet service provider (ISP) Comcast to provide better service for customers, the movie and television streaming company isn’t happy about it—and it’s not staying silent. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings publicized a post on Netflix slamming Comcast and other big-name providers that “restrict, influence or otherwise meddle with the choices consumers make” through limiting high-speed Internet access aka as attacking net neutrality. He specifically criticizes Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T. Hasting notes “some big ISPs are extracting a toll because they can,” but “they should realize it is in their long term interest to back strong net neutrality.”

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