New ISP Fyx, a sub-brand of Maxnet, launched last week to fanfare about its 'global mode' setting that it said would allow Kiwi users to access services blocked to our region such as Hulu.
But it has pulled the plug on that particular service, citing matters that "require further consideration before continuing".
Accordingly, future and existing customers will pay a slightly reduced price of $30.30 per month, with $0.30 per GB for data (down from $34.34 a month and 34 cents per GB), now that Fyx's main point of difference is no more.
The full statement:
FYX stops global mode. For now…
FYX has a made a decision to withdraw its popular ‘global mode’ service from the market for the time being.
FYX sincerely apologises to our customers and the New Zealand internet community for putting a halt to ‘global mode,’ which will happen tonight at 11.59pm.
While legal opinions have supported FYX’s global mode under New Zealand law, there are matters that require further consideration before continuing the service.
FYX customers are currently being contacted.
Future and existing customers wishing to continue with FYX will pay a new, lesser price of $30.30 per month, with $0.30 per GB for data.
FYX is committed to delivering great internet and will continue to work for the benefit of New Zealand consumers.