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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Neolander
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2010-03-08

Well, what's unreasonable about your example is not the server use itself, but the large amount of data which was sent and received. So if ISPs are not ready for that kind of traffic, they should ban exactly that, just like every cellphone data plan under the sun does.

Those "something horrible will happen to you if you consume more than X MB a month" contract clauses, as unpopular as they may be, are perfectly compatible with net neutrality. It's just the ISPs claiming (whether legitimately or not) that they cannot provide good service if users start eating more data every month.

However, as someone else said, your average home server generates less web traffic than someone watching Youtube. So if server use is unreasonable, should Google ban Youtube use from their internet connections too ? ;)

Edited 2013-08-01 19:39 UTC

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