Virgin Media to Restrict Bittorrent Traffic
AlanEvans | December 16, 2008 at 11:08 amby
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Chris Williams, theregister.co.ukThe move will represent a major policy shift for the cable monopoly and is likely to anger advocates of "net neutrality", who say all internet traffic should be treated equally. Virgin Media currently temporarily throttles the bandwidth of its heaviest downloaders across all applications at peak times, rather than targeting and "shaping" specific types of traffic.
The UK's second largest provider of broadband internet has announced intentions to monitor and restrict internet traffic from bittorrent filesharing starting next year.