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Virgin Media UK Begins Throttling P2P Traffic

March 7th, 2011 03:09 admin Leave a comment Go to comments


An anonymous reader writes “The ISP which advertises itself as ‘The fastest in the UK’ and offers speeds of up to 100mbps has said it needs to throttle file sharing traffic to prevent slowness in other areas such as online multiplayer gaming. Trialing of the new traffic management plans commenced on March 2 and will only apply to upstream traffic, therefore download speeds will be unaffected. The clampdown will apply on top of the existing traffic shaping Virgin Media has in place and will affect all packages, including the previously unmanaged 100mbps deal. This policy, which applies to all broadband packages, is restricted to P2P applications and Newsgroups (which are commonly used to distribute large amounts of data).”

Source: Virgin Media UK Begins Throttling P2P Traffic

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