In an apparent capitulation to net neutrality supporters, Google has quietly loosened the terms of service of its Google Fiber broadband network to allow customers to run personal servers in some cases. Google Fiber‘s new acceptable use policy (AUP) explicitly permits customers to host some types of servers on their connections, provided they aren’t running them as a business. To wit: … personal, non-commercial use of servers that complies with this AUP is acceptable, including using virtual private networks (VPN) to access services in your home and using hardware or applications that include server capabilities for uses like multi-player gaming, video-conferencing, and home security.
- Google Fiber Partially Reverses Server Ban (tech.slashdot.org)
- Google Fiber Changes Server Ban Language in TOS – (dslreports.com)