Last night, Verizon and AT&T customers who experienced slower speeds on Netflix got this message, so they knew who was behind their movie lag:

A spokesperson for Verizon quickly responded in a post on Gizmodo, and called it a stunt by the company: "This is a Netflix PR stunt. We're investigating this claim but it seems misleading and could confuse people."

And in another email to the blog, a Netflix spokesperson struck back: "We are testing ways to let consumers know how their Netflix experience is being affected by congestion on their broadband provider's network. At present, we are testing in the U.S. in areas serviced by many broadband providers. This test started in early May."

Were you one of the ones who got the messages last night? Let us know. 

[via Gizmodo]