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Verizon to Netflix: Stop Blaming Us for Bad Video Published: June 5, 2014

Verizon Communications Inc., the country’s fourth-largest home Internet service provider, is telling Netflix to stop blaming it for bad video quality or face a lawsuit, according to The Associated Press.

The AP reports Verizon is reacting to messages appearing on the screens of some Netflix subscribers that blame poor video quality on their Internet service providers.

The ‘‘cease and desist’’ letter Verizon sent to Netflix on Thursday is a continuation of verbal and technological sparring between ISPs and Netflix, whose streaming service accounts for a third of U.S. Internet usage during peak evening hours.

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