05 Feb '13, 5am

.@MADinMelbourne Australian internet provider Telstra to throttle P2P traffic on its network - via .@bengrubb #bitcoin

Telstra's Michael Lawrey mooted throttling peer-to-peer traffic in 2011. Photo: EDDIE JIM Telstra is planning to slow the speed at which its customers download content through peer-to-peer (P2P) networks in peak periods as part of a trial. P2P networks are commonly used to download pirated material such as movies, music and video games. Telstra confirmed the move in a statement after a source contacted Fairfax Media, publisher of this article, to say the telco planned to introduce throttling as a "trial" that was likely to become permanent and which required users to opt out if they didn't want to take part in it. Know more? [email protected] Advertisement The trial could begin as soon as this week, the source added. The Telstra statement said it would be conducting a "limited trial of a range of technical options for better managing broadband internet performance for our ...

Full article: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/telstra-...

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