Netflix Provides 'Un-Metered' Service in Australia

Streaming Service On iiNet Won't Count Toward Data Caps
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Netflix has struck what it calls an "un-metering" agreement in launching the video streaming service in Australia and New Zealand.

It is launching the service through all major Australian broadband operators, the company announced Tuesday (March 3), but on iiNet, the second largest DSL provider, Netflix says customers will get all that Netflix content--House of Cards, Bloodline--" with no fear of the usage counting against home data caps, under the first un-metering agreement announced with a major broadband provider in Australia," the company said.

Netflix will launch in Australia and New Zealand March 24.

"Offering our customers quota-free access to Netflix is yet another demonstration of iiNet's commitment to providing our customers great, hassle-free entertainment experiences," said David Buckingham, chief executive officer of iiNet, in announcing the launch. "iiNet is proud to facilitate consumers' access to this great entertainment service."

In the U.S., such un-metered plans have caught the eye of the FCC, whose new Title II-based network neutrality rules include a general conduct standard under which critics of those plans can file complaints.