BitTorrent Reviewed 100m Users to Find Best ISPsAdded: Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
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BitTorrent Inc. has launched a new project, where 100 million monthly active users are tapped in order to compare all kinds of traffic and find the best broadband providers in the country.
New network performance project is expected to be able to harness the activity of over 100 million monthly active users, twenty million a day, with the sole purpose to provide a real picture of how Internet service providers stack up against one another. Similar research was recently carried out by Netflix, resulting in Charter coming out on top of the list and Clearwire at its bottom.
Netflix’ Director of Content Delivery said at the time that the throughput they managed to achieve with those streams told them a great deal about the actual capacity their subscribers could sustain to their homes.
Since BitTorrent mainline and uTorrent account around 20 million active subscribers, they are able to provide a much clearer picture of how Internet service providers stack up against one another. VP of products at BitTorrent Inc., Simon Morris, admitted that they simply looked at Netflix’s information and thought they could have real fun with that, as they possess data that is miles better. Indeed, the company has download traffic, upload traffic, HTTP traffic, and BitTorrent traffic, which makes them able to answer the questions of their users about the best broadband providers. Since BitTorrent Inc. has this information, they are able see the difference in speeds by time of day.
If one gets an inside peek at what’s in the works over at the company’s headquarters, they would see limitless possibilities. BitTorrent Inc. is able to take a look at network performance by country on down to its smallest towns. BitTorrent CEO admits they have clients in every country, 24/7 for the most part, caching over 9,000 broadband providers.
In fact, this information could prove fodder for Net Neutrality advocates both in the United States and throughout the world if given a clear indication of how disparate their connection speeds are between broadband providers. However, BitTorrent CEO insists that the survey is being conducted for constructive purposes only.
Although the company never mentioned when and whether it would a release the information, the survey itself proves how large the BitTorrent community became.
February 23rd,2011Posted by:
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
|It'll be intesting to see how they use all the data. Would love to see which isp is best in my area.||
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