Noah J Nelson on Tuesday, Jul. 30th
Google, that champion of net neutrality–the principle that internet service providers should treat all traffic on their networks equally–has done an about face. Why? Because they're in the business of delivering broadband:
In a dramatic about-face on a key internet issue yesterday, Google told the FCC that the network neutrality rules Google once championed don’t give citizens the right to run servers on their home broadband connections, and that the Google Fiber network is perfectly within its rights to prohibit customers from attaching the legal devices of their choice to its network. (Wired)
As Wired's Ryan Singel lays out in his piece, the Terms of Service for Google Fiber add new subtleties to the term "draconian".
Now remember kids: Don't Be Evil!
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