Netflix Threatens to Unleash Hell

The FCC may now be toothless when it comes to enforcing net neutrality, so Netflix might be taking matters into its own hands. The popular video streaming service says if Internet providers impede video streams by users, it “would vigorously protest and encourage our members to demand the open Internet they are paying their ISP to deliver.” In the same letter, issued as part of its fourth-quarter 2013 earnings, Netflix lamented the recent court ruling on net neutrality, saying “In principle, a domestic ISP now can legally impede the video streams that members request from Netflix, degrading the experience we jointly provide.” While the company says it does not believe providers will be dumb enough to do so, it also warned that it will encourage more regulation, perhaps using the one-third of all Internet traffic in the U.S. that it receives.