Flow to block out pirates?
“SOME BARBADIANS had a torrid time media streaming this past week. Others are likely to experience similar frustration in the coming days. They all are watching programming illegally on North American television channels.
“We wish to reiterate that C&W does not monitor what a customer accesses on the Internet, nor do we know what they are watching,” the telecommunications company said in a statement yesterday. “We are simply preventing unauthorised content from entering the region on our networks.”
C&W, which operates as Flow Barbados, said it supported, where appropriate and legal, open access to Internet-based Over-The-Top (OTT) applications – basically online television service providers who bypass traditional distributors.“
The current move by Flow Barbados to block out OTT Applications which some people may be using to view illegal content maybe a huge contravention of consumer rights and net neutrality.
However, try they can! because there are ways around this move such as VPN’s, Encryption, and Tunneling Protocols.