“Netflix-loving New Yorkers may be in for a rude awakening if Comcast gets the green light to buy Time Warner Cable in a $45.2 billion stock deal,” Kaja Whitehouse reports for The New York Post.

“Comcast, which is currently the nation’s largest Internet service provider, has been falling in Netflix’s data-speed rankings in recent months. And experts say it will only get worse if regulators approve Comcast’s bid to swallow Time Warner, the nation’s second-largest cable provider,” Whitehouse reports. “Comcast, which is currently the nation’s largest Internet service provider, has been falling in Netflix’s data-speed rankings in recent months. And experts say it will only get worse if regulators approve Comcast’s bid to swallow Time Warner, the nation’s second-largest cable provider.”

Whitehouse reports, “The low ranking coincides with increasingly loud complaints by Comcast consumers who say their Netflix viewing has become spotty at best, according to reports.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: The same goes for Apple TV users. A throttled Apple TV is worse than useless, it actually harms Apple’s reputation as most users wrongly blame Apple when Apple TV buffers, instead of rightfully blaming the keepers of the data pipes into their homes.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]