British ISP Makes Bold Statement Against Porn Filters

Jul 26, 2013 5:30 PM PST

LONDON — British ISP Andrews & Arnolds has issued a statement saying that they will continue to offer unfiltered Internet access despite David Cameron’s wishes. Unhappy customers, they say, can “move to North Korea.”   

The statement says that the ISP will offer its customers an “active choice” when they sign up, to choose “unfiltered Internet access” or “censored Internet access” but quickly retracts the promise.

“If you choose censored, you are advised: Sorry, for a censored internet you will have to pick a different ISP or move to North Korea. Our services are all unfiltered,” the statement said.

Cameron announced in a speech given Monday that he wanted ISPs to institute “family friendly” Internet filters for all online devices by the end of the year. Customers wishing to consume adult content will have to ask their ISPs for permission to “opt in” to view it.

Andrews & Arnold makes its opinion of Cameron’s directive very clear: “We have no plans to add adult content filters or other stupidity. You are, of course, welcome to run your own filtering on your network and have parental controls configured on PCs on your network.”

“Is that a good enough ‘active choice’ for you Mr Cameron?” The company asks.

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