Cnn: Netflix isn't backing down in its fight against the country's largest Internet service providers.
Netflix (NFLX) CEO Reed Hastings sounded off Thursday against big ISPs like Verizon (VZ, Fortune 500) and Comcast (CMCSA, Fortune 500), accusing them of compromising Internet freedom and degrading the experience of consumers.
Hastings' blog post is the latest salvo in Netflix's dispute with these firms over whether it should help pay the cost of delivering its data-heavy content.
"Some big ISPs are extracting a toll because they can -- they effectively control access to millions of consumers and are willing to sacrifice the interests of their own customers to press Netflix and others to pay," Hastings wrote.
"Though they have the scale and power to do this, they should realize it is in their long term interest to back strong net neutrality."