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Comcast outlines new broadband policy

US cable provider Comcast has presented its long-term solution for managing broadband traffic...

"The new system appears to be a reasonable attempt at sharing limited bandwidth among groups of users," wrote EFF staff technologist Peter Eckersley.

"Comcast's objective here is still largely to prioritise non-peer-to-peer traffic above peer-to-peer traffic. But the criterion they use is the amount of data a cable modem sends during each 15 minute period, which is a much fairer rule than examining the traffic protocol."

Wednesday, September 24, 2008
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