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New Slingshot "Global Mode" gives access to world of content
Posted on 19-Jun-2013 13:00. | Tags Filed under: News.

Slingshot is launching a new product called Global Mode, aimed at providing overseas visitors with similar internet accessibility as they would have in their home country.

Scott Page, General Manager of Slingshot, says overseas visitors who benefit from rich online experiences back home, will no longer have to feel like second class internet citizens when they are visiting New Zealand.

Historically, international internet users have been impeded from accessing some of the content and websites that they would regularly enjoy at home, creating a negative impression of New Zealand’s broadband and communication capabilities.

“We're passionate about the potential of broadband and what it has to offer, and in particular, the growing number of rich cloud and content services that are currently being developed. Unfortunately, New Zealanders are comparatively hobbled in their access to many international services with broadband.

“While Global Mode doesn't necessarily change the online landscape for New Zealand consumers today; it does improve the experience for international visitors to our country,” says Page.

Although Slingshot’s new product is a service that is already available in many other countries around the world, it is only intended to be used by international visitors in New Zealand.

“We hope the launch of Global Mode will encourage discussion about the restrictions New Zealand broadband consumers face when it comes to internet access and the availability of overseas content,” continues Page.

Global Mode is available free on all Slingshot broadband connections, and the facility can be added online via their Slingshot account.

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