Updated! from Slashdot: http://news-beta.slashdot.org/story/14/02/21/2041210/isp-fights-causing-netflix-packet-drops
It has only been recent that articles have been flowing on Netflix's slowdown on major internet providers. Truthfully, this has been happening much longer. I can tell you Netflix has been slowed down over a year ago.
In 2013, I started to realize that there were either Netflix connection issues, device issues (bluray/XBOX), or Internet issues. Seems there's a bigger issue here.
Check out the article from Slashdot: http://tech-beta.slashdot.org/story/14/02/05/1849233/is-verizon-already-slowing-netflix-down