Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday September 27, 2011

BitTorrent Offers Tech to Decongest ISPs' Networks

BitTorrent's CEO is offering to help ISPs with network congestion. His explanation of TCP is priceless too, "This is a lot like driving your car through a school zone and only slowing down after you've struck your first pedestrian." big grin

In a speech at the Broadband World Forum here, BitTorrent CEO Eric Klinker tried to build enthusiasm for his company's Micro Transport Protocol, or μTP, an open-source technology that's built into the company's client software for sharing files over peer-to-peer connections. μTP increases network efficiency and addresses congestion--the biggest concern that ISPs raised a few years ago during the heated network neutrality debates, Klinker said.