Netflix Signs Peering Deal with Verizon

Netflix and Verizon

Gigaom:

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings may really hate the peering deal he signed with Comcast, but that didn’t stop him from entering a similar partnership with another ISP: Verizon and Netflix have also agreed on a paid peering relationship.

News of that pact was first broken Monday afternoon on by BTIG Research’s Walter Piecyk, who tweeted Monday afternoon that Verizon CEO Lowell C. McAdam had confirmed the commercial relationship between the two companies.

As a customer of both Netflix and Verizon I should welcome this. As a technologist, I am not so sure if this is a good thing in the long run for consumers in general.

Netflix House of Cards Unwatchable on Verizon FiOS

There are more dominoes to fall following Netflix deal with Comcast and Verizon. It would affect more companies other than Netflix and ultimately consumers.

House of Cards, Season 2

As of midnight February 14, 2014 all 13 episodes of House of Cards, Season 2 are available for your binge-viewing pleasure on Netflix. Don’t worry, no spoilers here.

House of Cards Season 2 on Netflix

I love the subtlety of Frank Underwood’s initial, since the first episode.

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I have watched 2 episodes so far before deciding to get some sleep. A few hours later I’m awake and made this post.

House of Cards Season 2, February 14, 2014

Netflix has set February 14, 2014 as the premiere date for House of Cards Season 2. Netflix subscribers in the U.S.A. should be getting the email for the announcement and preview.

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On personal note, there is not a single character in House of Cards that I like. That’s why it’s so good.

House of Cards

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By the way, the preview has the aspect ratio of 2:1. That’s pretty odd.