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Netflix's CEO slams Canada's broadband caps

Netflix's bags Canada's broadband caps, stating they are "almost a human rights violation"

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Published Fri, Sep 20 2013 1:31 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:20 PM CST

Netflix's Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos has some harsh words about Canada's big ISPs, where he said that: "it's almost a human rights violation what they're charging for internet access in Canada."

Netflix's CEO slams Canada's broadband caps | TweakTown.com

Sarandos' harsh words were said during the Merrill Lynch Media, Communications & Entertainment conference in Los Angeles Wednesday. Sarandos was referring to the low broadband caps in Canadian ISPs like Bell and Shaw, which force their customers to pay more if they exceed their 15GB monthly cap. Netflix's CEO, Reed Hastings, has called caps and overage feeds like the aforementioned ones above are "grossly overpriced."

Sarandos was asked if business for Netflix would grow in Canada if consumers' Internet caps were increased, where he said: "The problem in Canada is... they have almost third-world access to the internet."

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