It is being reported that the US’ largest residential internet provider Comcast, will be changing the way in which they handle web traffic on their network.
Based in Philly, the company cracked under huge pressure from the Federal Communications Commission after alligations were made pertaining to them blocking the access of some customers who were using software relating to peer-to-peer BitTorrent protocol.
To rectify the situation, the company has stated that they will simply begin slowing down the internet speed of their most band width hogging users, in an attempt to keep the speed high for everybody else. “In the event of congestion, the half percent of people who are overutilizing an excessive amount of capacity will be slowed down subtly until capacity is restored,” the chief technology officer for Comcast, Tony G. Werner, said. “For the other 99.5 percent, their performance will be maintained exactly as they expect it.”
“What we really want is not only for Comcast to be a better network but for all networks to be better,” the president of BitTorrent, Ashwin Navin, said.
Comcast hopes to have the new changes installed and ready for action on their network by the end of this year.
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