Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Jul 2013 23:08 UTC
Google "In the net neutrality vision of the world, broadband providers simply deliver packets as they are paid to do. When it was just a set of online services, Google happened to fall on the side of citizens and used to advocate against broadband companies controlling the pipes. Now that it’s an ISP itself, Google is becoming a net neutrality hypocrite." This is why trusting companies - any company - is simply a bad idea. Companies don't care about you, and those that say they do are liars.
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Personal use
by olejonbj on Wed 31st Jul 2013 08:00 UTC
olejonbj
Member since:
2012-08-12

Running a server for personal use should be allowed. Running a website with thousands of users is a different story.

I have been SSHing into my boxes since the dialup age. Not being able to do so on a 1 Gbps would be ridiculous.

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RE: Personal use
by ricegf on Wed 31st Jul 2013 10:33 in reply to "Personal use"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

That's actually their exact written policy (from https://fiber.google.com/help/).

"Can I run a server from my home?

Our Terms of Service prohibit running a server. However, use of applications such as multi-player gaming, video-conferencing, home security and others which may include server capabilities but are being used for legal and non-commercial purposes are acceptable and encouraged" (emphasis added).

They need to clarify this in their terms of service (at https://fiber.google.com/legal/terms.html - click "here" under Using Google Fiber Services for the offending words).

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RE: Personal use
by Carewolf on Wed 31st Jul 2013 11:30 in reply to "Personal use"
Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

Running a server for personal use should be allowed. Running a website with thousands of users is a different story.

Why is it a different story? A web server consumes much less bandwidth than a normal consumer watching netflix. This is just about Google trying create a business tier service by introducing arbitrary and technically nonsensical limitations on the common tier.

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RE: Personal use
by Alfman on Wed 31st Jul 2013 16:26 in reply to "Personal use"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

I transfer files to my parent's house via ssh+rsync, but alas every inbound port < 1024 is blocked. I end up configuring non-standard ports instead, but the restriction is very annoying.

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