Friday October 21, 2011

BitTorrent Throttling Internet Providers Exposed

Does your internet service provider throttle BitTorrent traffic? You might be surprised at what you find out.

Data published by the Google-backed Measurement Lab gives a unique insight into the BitTorrent throttling practices of ISPs all over the world. It reveals that Comcast was slowing down nearly half of all BitTorrent traffic in the U.S. early 2008, but only 3% last year. In Canada, Rogers has the worst track record as it systematically throttles more than three-quarters of all BitTorrent traffic.