A new ISP in New Zealand offers access to geolocation blocked sites
A new ISP in New Zealand was launched May 4th. It is called FYX and is a branch of an existing internet service provider called Maxnet. The main purpose of the new ISP is to provide access for New Zealanders to services on the internet that are normally blocked due to location. Netflix, Hulu, iTunes US and the BBC’s iPlayer are all examples of sites that are restricted to certain countries. This new “global mode” service provider will give direct connections to such sites.
The ISP is offering two different payment plans, one of which has unlimited downloads, but costs 34 cents per gb plus the regular 34.95 per month fee.
There is some question on legality of the service, but it doesn’t appear to break New Zealand law. It will violate the terms of service set out by many sites that restrict access.
The full story can be found here.
5 Comments on A new ISP in New Zealand offers access to geolocation blocked sites
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- Posted on: 08 May 12 16:50
Okay, I'm off like a prom dress. Peace out.
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- Posted on: 08 May 12 21:09
Duke, things can change here and Harper's government might make it happen now that they have majority. I'm sure you heard about all that crap when Vic Toews was coming under fire for the conservative backed cyber-crime bill ?
Harper's conservatives backed ACTA and last year signed on to it! Even though the final version of ACTA is not the vile evil incarnate that it was going to be, Harper's conservatives fully supported it in their "backdoor" secret meetings about ACTA.
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- Posted on: 08 May 12 22:38
I wonder what way this will pan out?
Either they'll be blocked some way or this may become more common.
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- Posted on: 09 May 12 08:53
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- Posted on: 12 May 12 02:49
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