New Zealanders will overcome Netflix

How dare US company Netflix damn New Zealand's internet as being too poor and ridden with data caps!

How dare US company Netflix damn New Zealand's internet as being too poor and ridden with data caps!

Netflix cited these factors as arguments explaining why it won't be offering its services here.

However, our country's broadband is no worse than many, and, when it comes to speeds, at least, we often beat the Australians. Take last year's Akamai broadband speed surveys, for starters. And as for caps, well, things are getting better.

Despite this, it's Australia that will reportedly see the arrival of Netflix sometime next year, as the NBN roll-out gathers speed.

New Zealand has its own NBN, and with the re-election of its National-led government on the weekend, the project is safe and secure, unlike what might happen in Australia when the nation goes to the polls.

I feel Netflix needs to rethink the matter. If it doesn't, the inventiveness of Kiwis will likely beat them.

This is highlighted by the debate from some technology news readers who reveal methods of how people can disguise their location.

Indeed, outfits like VPNfreedom explain how it can be done, although the legality of that is certainly questionable.

So, my advice to Netflix: come to New Zealand, because otherwise New Zealanders will probably come to you.

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