Internet Congestion: ISPs Don Traffic Cop Uniforms

Anyone who’s used popular peer-to-peer (P2P) applications such as BitTorrent, Gnutella or Limewire has probably been plagued by network slowdowns that make sharing heavy media files a time-consuming endeavor.However, a consortium of technologists at the Distributed Computing Industry Association, or DCIA, has found a way to alleviate Internet network congestion created by P2P applications. In fact, this new technology will soon exit the testing phase. There’s just one problem: Broadband providers such as Comcast, Verizon and AT&T may be shy about actually implementing it.To read this E-Commerce Times story in full, see

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