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Google’s call for open Internet hedged in its own rules

Posted By adans On August 2, 2013 @ 2:37 pm In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Lindsay Wise
McClatchy Newspapers [1]
August 2, 2013

When Google was just a mighty search engine, the company championed an open, unfettered Internet. Now that it’s selling ultra-fast broadband Internet and TV service in Kansas City, Mo., with plans to repeat the service elsewhere, the tech giant bars customers from hosting servers on the Google Fiber network without written permission.

In some tech circles, that’s seen as at least a partial reversal by Google, one that might undercut the company’s position in coming regulatory battles over the concept known as net neutrality.

In the past, Google has been an outspoken advocate for net neutrality, a set of regulations that prevent Internet service providers from giving a preference to any type of Internet traffic over another or blocking any lawful content, applications, services or devices.

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[1] McClatchy Newspapers: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/08/01/198327/googles-call-for-open-internet.html#.UfwEHuuBFFR

[2] Google and Verizon DID do a deal for new internet ‘first class’ superhighway: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-and-verizon-did-do-a-deal-for-new-internet-first-class-superhighway.html

[3] Google starts watching what you do off the Internet too: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-starts-watching-what-you-do-off-the-internet-too.html

[4] Net neutrality comes back to haunt Google: http://www.prisonplanet.com/net-neutrality-comes-back-to-haunt-google.html

[5] Alex Jones Warns Of Google’s Plan To Kill The Internet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/alex-jones-warns-of-googles-plan-to-kill-the-internet.html

[6] Google Yanks “Kill The Web” Article That Warned Of Internet Takeover: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-yanks-kill-the-web-article-that-warned-of-internet-takeover.html

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