Australia and New Zealand get added to Netflix's ISP Speed Index, the service's own rankings of ISP performance based on Netflix streaming during peak times
The Federal Court has set a deadline for Dallas Buyers Club to draft its letter to suspected pirates, but iiNet and other ISPs now face the unpleasant reality of footing the bill for the long-running legal case.
After partnering with Australian service providers to offer unlimited streaming, Netflix has reaffirmed its support for net neutrality and admitted the deals were a mistake that won't be repeated.
iiNet and Dodo have confirmed they will not appeal a ruling to hand over pirates' details to Dallas Buyers Club, as the rights holders further their legal battle overseas, asking pirates to set a price for damages.
As data retention looks set to pass parliament within weeks, the telecommunications industry has united to make a "simple and reasonable" request for the Government to release costs for the regime.
With Netflix launching soon in Australia, the company says Australians have had issues with "nightmarish" broadband in the past, and ISPs will need to step up their game to offer a great streaming experience.
New Zealand service provider Slingshot is making it easier than ever for its users to circumvent the geoblocking on services such as Netflix and Hulu.
An ISP industry body has offered in-principle support of site blocking to stop piracy, but says it is a "blunt instrument" and that rights holders should foot the bill.
Exetel has terminated service for hundreds of data-hungry customers, claiming other customers shouldn't have to subsidise "unfair" usage. But the consumer watchdog has warned the ISP could be breaking consumer law.
The Australian competition watchdog has warned that TPG's proposed acquisition of rival ISP iiNet could lead to higher prices, less competition and a sliding standard of customer service.