Broadband Providers Continue Choking BitTorrent TrafficAdded: Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The latest report from the Measurement Lab shows how Internet service providers across the world throttle BitTorrent traffic. Due to the efforts of entertainment industry and other entities benefiting from this, hundreds of ISPs worldwide are trying to curb piracy by chocking their subscribers’ Internet pipe when they see BitTorrent transfers of data, paying no attention to its legitimacy.
The data collected by the Google-sponsored Measurement Lab indicates how often ISPs temper with the connection speeds. The research covers the first quarter of 2012. When compared to 2010, throttling BitTorrent traffic in the US dropped from 50% to 3%, thanks to Comcast’s struggle to protect its subscribers’ rights. Another factor was the FCC ruling stating that Comcast mustn’t interfere with BitTorrent traffic. Charter’s throttling was reduced from 11% to 4%, while Cox is still regarded as the #1 throttler in the country with 6%. This makes Comcast, Verizon and AT&T the best major ISP to have in the US.
But if you live in the United Kingdom, the picture is different. The worst Internet service provider in this regard is BT, which limits BitTorrent traffic by up to 65%, which exceeds 57% it showed back in 2010. In the meantime, other major UK ISPs – O2 and BskyB – keep tempering with BitTorrent transfers, showing 2% and 4% throttling. As for Virgin Media, it dropped from 33% in 2010 to 22%.
Canada can also be regarded as one of the worst countries to access BitTorrent networks in. For example, Rogers, one of the country’s largest broadband providers, is liable for throttling over 3/4 of all BitTorrent transfers. The first quarter of the current year makes them the worst ISP to have, with over 80%. Then comes Bell with its hefty 77%, showing an increase of 19% since 2010.
Let’s look at Australia now. This country appears far more understanding than the rest of the world: here iiNet accounts for 11% of BitTorrent throttling, but it’s good news when compared to 2010, when it had 3 times more. Aussie’s Dodo also improved its relationship with the subscribers, dropping throttling from 14% in 2010 to nothing this year.
The rest of the world, including such countries as Sweden, Italy, France, Spain, Poland and the Netherlands, is heavily tempering with BitTorrent transfers as well.
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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
|posted by (2012-08-14 20:13:59)|
|glad im with virgin here in uk.i choose to have only 10meg and must say when i do speed tests always get 9-10meg been with them for around 4yrs now and carnt fault them but yes i do notice they try to throttle me when dloading torrents but normally do late night anyway when not an issue|
|posted by (2012-08-14 21:27:22)|
|never noted any throttling and still am not getting throttled. don't see how they can tell privet BT over open BT and that's probably y I don't see it, cause they can't. Ive actuality noted a speed SPIKE. and Ive download off of TPB since this 6 strikes ruling hit on july 1 and STILL no letter or even 1 email telling me to stop. just now checked my speeds by downloading a large movie and....NOPE, no throttling. hit 3.4 megabits and I am only soposta hit 3 MAX. so if you are getting throttled STOP using open BitTorrent! besides your ISP is NOT soposta be mentoring you activity. they CAN monitor the amount of data but NOT what it is. this is of course for any one in the US. don't know if over seas IPS are bound by any monitoring laws.|
|I download around 100 gb each month through torrent downloads and newsgroups. I don't know about you guys but my main problem is finding the time to watch all the movies!!|
|i love canada since they can't do anything over ....when you sign up with internet they tell you if they were to block torrent sites ,they would loose all of there money|
just got fiber in my area and they leave it wide open no limits no nothing canada rules
|In India our government is busy doing scandals,just google 2g scam,its just a small scam as compared to the other ones.So the ISP's give us 256kbps bandwidth when our FUP limit,which is toooooooooo low,is over|
|posted by (2012-08-16 02:26:35)|
|No bottleneck on my end...Comcast here.|
|Bell Canada here, used to get trottled big time a cpl years ago, don't anymore. When I was getting trottled using Port 20 or 21 solved the problem till the untrottled hours came.|
|posted by (2012-08-16 05:01:09)|
|I'm not a technical expert on this thing..but in India too almost all ISP's throttle the speed..While i have the broadband but seldom do they let the speed cross 1.5Mbps..irrespective of how many active seeders i have..I guess nothing can be done about it except gettting a seedbox,which i can't afford:(||
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