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» VIEW ALL POSTS Dec 4 2007   6:34AM GMT

Overheard: Who’s been eating my bandwidth?



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Tags:
Bandwidth
Internet
P2P
Technology
p2p.gif The cynical side of me wonders whether the excessive buzz about P2P is intended to build public acceptance for tiered Internet service.

Margaret Rouse


Why should IT care about BitTorrent or The Pirate Cove? Bandwidth. Nate Anderson got slammed for dramatizing numbers in his article Nocturnal P2P transmissions account for 95 percent of Internet traffic , but there’s some serious buzz again about what to do about peer to peer.

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