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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Bandwidth Hogs, BitTorrent, and Net Neutrality

A couple of interesting stories on ArsTechina today:

"A tiny segment of Internet users generate almost half of all Internet traffic..."

Bandwidth Hogs

"While this litany of legal services can lead to cries for ISPs to stop shaping BitTorrent traffic, the reality remains that a large percentage of this traffic is still illicit file-swapping. And whether it's legal or not, no ISP is thrilled to have 80 percent of their network capacity given over to serving BitTorrent downloads."



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