Google’s apparent U-turn on net neutrality raises definition issues (and questions about content filtering and consumer freedoms)

Given that Google has been one of the staunchest supporters of net neutrality, its recent filing with the FCC came as somewhat of a surprise. In response to a customer’s request that the company amend its terms and conditions for service, Google this week filed a document with the FCC stating that customers of its fibre to the home (FTTH) network were restricted in what type of customer premise equipment or end user applications they could utilize over the network. This move is in direct contradiction of Google’s previous stance that service providers should not be allowed to act as gatekeepers, in essence preventing consumers from enjoying the full range of innovation and choice available through the open Internet. What do you think of this development?