Monday, September 02, 2013 | FCC, Netflix, Pandora, Samsung, tv, Verizon Wireless, Wifi
Having Samsung Wireless Link FiOS Router Problems?
What most people don't know is that Verizon FiOS has a nasty reputation of secretly blocking competition by creating technical hurdles that make devices not work any longer. I had my Samsung TV hooked up to my Verizon Actiontec router for over a year and it suddenly stopped working. This happened a few years ago when I was using Slingbox as well and trying to access TV programming remotely. Verizon blocked access. Are they not blocking access to their routers from Samsung and other WiFi enabled TV's?
Why would Verizon FiOS do this? First they want to rent you DVR boxes for $10-$20 per month. Second, they don't want their customers using Netflix, Pandora or anything that competes with watching TV or video on demand. Why is no one investigating this? FCC?