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Australia's second-largest ISP Optus has followed the third-largest, iiNet, by announcing Australians will be able to watch Netflix without the downloads counting towards their monthly data cap. The announcement places pressure on Australia's dominant carrier, Telstra, to do likewise. But as Telstra is a major shareholder in …

  1. MrDamage


    I don't see why Telstra shouldn't, given how Foxtel are touting the idea tat they too will become an ISP, it stands to reason that if they start muscling in on Telstra's territory, then Telstra should have no qualms about offering services which muscle in on Foxtel's.

  2. Tom Samplonius

    It is sort of meaningless. Netflix will give any ISP handling more than 5Gbps of Netflix traffic a free caching appliance (or more than one), to serve traffic locally. Supposedly, such an appliance drops the Netflix external traffic by 80% or more.

  3. Winkypop Silver badge


    Now if only we had a decent broadband strategy and network...

  4. John Tserkezis

    On a side note:

    I'll be interested to see how far up Netflix prices will go after they've been "Australianised", or to those unfamiliar with the term, "taxed to the f**king hilt".

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