The internet service provider has announced that it will not be supporting independent TV service Foxtel’s “Freedom of Choice” program.
Foxtell, which also operates Australia’s National Broadband Network, will be providing services that will not feature Foxtels exclusive “Freedom to Choose” features.
“The content provided by Foxto and other independent networks does not provide the same choice and choice is important for our members, especially those who are struggling with broadband problems,” Foxteller said in a statement.
“We understand that Foxtolites Freedom of Choice program has attracted some criticism and are disappointed that the company has chosen not to support it.”
The company added that it would not be “deliberately withholding” its services from Foxten, and that “all of our content is free, open and ad-free”.
Foxtelin will continue to provide services to existing customers.
“Our new and existing customers will continue with Foxta services for as long as they are on the network,” the company said.
“Free, ad-supported, unlimited internet is now the standard and it is something that we expect everyone to embrace.”