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Huffington Post: The U.S. Government Is Investigating Why Your Netflix Is So Slow

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 14:59 -- Eva Prkachin

It turns out the U.S. FCC gets just as annoyed as you do when poor streaming quality thwarts your binge watching the new Orange is the New Black season. But will they do something about it?

Article by Gerry Smith for The Huffington Post

If your "Orange is the New Black" binge marathon has been interrupted by buffering and you wondered who to blame, the Federal Communications Commission is now trying to answer your question.

In a statement Friday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said he has asked his staff to obtain information about the secret deals that Web companies like Netflix make with Internet service providers to ensure their content travels smoothly across broadband networks to your computer.

Such arrangements have been the subject of growing conflict between Netflix and Verizon, which have spent the past two weeks publicly blaming each other for those frustrating moments when Netflix videos buffer or freeze.

- Read more at The Huffington Post