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posted by mattie_p on Thursday February 20 2014, @04:22AM   Printer-friendly
from the non-soluble-fiber-is-good-for-digestion dept.

Fluffeh writes:

"Google has officially invited 34 cities in nine metro areas to become the next batch of the Google Fiber rollout.

Google said it 'genuinely would like to build in all of these cities,' but that the complexities of deploying networks may not allow it. 'During this process, we will work with each city to map out in detail what it would look like to build a new fiber-optic network there,' Google said. 'The most important part of this teamwork will be identifying what obstacles might pop up during network construction — and then working together to find the smoothest path around those obstacles. Some might be easy, some might take some creative thinking or a few months to iron out, and in some cases there might be such local complexities that we decide it's not the right time to build Google Fiber there.'"

 
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  • (Score: 5, Informative) by dmc on Thursday February 20 2014, @05:10AM

    by dmc (188) on Thursday February 20 2014, @05:10AM (#3191)

    "
    I thought they back-pedalled on a lot of the "server" stuff when a number of people EFF included combed through the TOS and nit-picked. At that point, didn't they say something along the lines of "servers are okay, as long as they aren't basically a business" type thing?
    "

    Yes, they backpedaled within 48 hours of this photograph appearing on the internet-
    (small children holding picket signs in Google saying "Google's Not Net Neutral" and "I Want A Server")
    http://crossies.com/IMAG0778.jpg [crossies.com]

    I am the one who led the crusade the prior year documented in my manifesto-

    http://cloudsession.com/dawg/downloads/misc/kag-dr aft-2k121024.pdf [cloudsession.com]

    And today I've started to wonder if the backpedaled stance isn't vulnerable to a section 1 Sherman Antitrust lawsuit given the ToS against commercial servers seem in my mind to satisfy these 3 criteria-

                    1. An agreement
                    2. which unreasonably restrains competition
                    3. and which affects interstate commerce

    Starting Score:    1  point
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    Total Score:   5  
  • (Score: 1) by dmc on Thursday February 20 2014, @05:19AM

    by dmc (188) on Thursday February 20 2014, @05:19AM (#3196)

    s/in Google/in Utah/

  • (Score: 1, Informative) by hankwang on Thursday February 20 2014, @08:22AM

    by hankwang (100) on Thursday February 20 2014, @08:22AM (#3262) Homepage

    "
    I thought they back-pedalled on a lot of the "server" stuff when a number of people EFF included ... business" type thing?
    "

    Hey dmc, there is the blockquote quasi-html tag! Quotation marks on a line by themselves look weird to me.

    • (Score: 0, Redundant) by dmc on Thursday February 20 2014, @08:34AM

      by dmc (188) on Thursday February 20 2014, @08:34AM (#3267)

      hmmm ok I'll

      test a

      couple things out

      and now I even see the nice documentation below which perhaps could have educated me as to the somewhat more inconveniently long tag.

      Thanks.

    • (Score: 1) by evilviper on Thursday February 20 2014, @10:56AM

      by evilviper (1760) on Thursday February 20 2014, @10:56AM (#3331) Homepage Journal

      Hey dmc, there is the blockquote quasi-html tag! Quotation marks on a line by themselves look weird to me.

      When I'm mobile, I use regular quotes, too. Typing </blockquote> on a smart phone using Swype, into a large text box that doesn't nearly fit on the tiny screen, is a particularly tedious and painful exercise.

      If there were JS buttons above/below the text input box that inserted those tags, they'd save obscene amounts of time.

      --
      Hydrogen cyanide is a delicious and necessary part of the human diet.