Clearwire to Netflix: Thanks for the mention, but ...

Clearwire (Nasdaq: CLWR) has turned a negative into a positive. Taken to task by Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) for providing an unacceptable broadband experience for carrying over-the-top video content, the WiMAX service provider turned it into a compliment ... with reservations.

"We'd like to thank Netflix for ranking us with our wired counterparts," a Clearwire blog stated. "For those of you that follow these things, it probably doesn't come as a surprise that a wireless network would rank behind wired DSL, cable and fiber optic networks in terms of speed."

Clearwire then took Netflix to task for missing a point that goes beyond mere speed. "Mobile broadband gives a Netflix subscriber more value, in more places, than a wired connection ever could," the service provider said. "Our network keeps people connected even after they've left the house."

For more:
- see this blog post

Related articles:
Netflix charts broadband ISPs and finds cable's a winner
Smokin' pipe least of Netflix's streaming worries

Suggested Articles

Cord cutting will get worse for cable companies. But the financial impact for those same companies will be limited.

Comcast reached a distribution agreement with HBO Max and will offer the service for no extra charge to its existing HBO subscribers.

Today’s launch for HBO Max has been mired somewhat by the service’s absence from Amazon and Roku streaming devices.