Corporate greed flowing back into the market yet again.
Attempting to force websites to be blocked by ISP’s.
It starts with pirated content because that’s so logical.
But pirates got around it with VPN’s nor ban TOR and ban consumer use of VPN’s.
Fuck it, let’s ban narratives that the government doesn’t support. This news site doesn’t say what we want, block.
Fucking slippery slope and it is all triggered by the American situation. Sky TV being a classic cable company much like Comcast and Verizon. Except without the mobile and broadband network. But matched up with Vodafone NZ, Cable and mobile network ISP which is pushing their whole whitelist internet bullshit which is what American’s are trying to fight.
For example, Video Pass.
Doesn’t support competitives like Lightbox. But of course it supports Vodafone TV, Sky Go (Yay sky NZ partnership) Neon (Again sky) TVNZ (National free streaming site) and Vevo. No google. They do support Netflix but it’s throttled to utter shit and reading through the terms of conditions this “Unlimited” plan requires
Data available, so you need another plan ontop of it,
Does use your data, isn’t packaged with the plan
No available Roaming, fair enough
But fair use policy so not actually unlimited again.
Content is downscaled to SD quality, hope you didn;t want HD, Full HD or UHD…
And signing up means no tethering so if you are like me, you can’t do work on the train anymore with your tethered phone to your laptop unless you buy their expensive portable wifi unit.
Disgusting behaviour by these two companies.