I can understand blocking FF, but Rewind and pause just seem silly. Pausing doesn't let me skip the commercials...just postpone the agony and rewind would let me watch the commercials over and over again.
I agree with you, but apparently the providers of the material don't. As I understand it, there is nothing Verizon can do. I think we all need to complain to the various providers if we are going to have any hope of getting that changed (and unfortunately I doubt we really have any chance, we are pretty much a captive audience).
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The actual problem is that Verizon is not able to disable specific functions. So they cant just disable FF. In order to disable FF they have to diable all functions. So any provider that requires that you cannot FF through the commercials causes the side effect of not being able to access the other controls as well. This usually only happens on the network shows however.