Netflix has recently laid-off fifty specialists from its technical staff, which leaves only fifteen to join the company’s 300-person Customer Service group. These technicians who are being cut usually assist users in connecting the service to their laptop or their set-up box if they have one. A Netflix spokesman stated that, just like the RealNetworks cuts, the company did not lay off people due to the economy. Recently, Netflix customers have been complaining about poor video quality as well as long buffering delays, though Netflix was said to have fixed it last week. It is unknown if these problems are directly related to the cuts made.