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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Comcast and BitTorrent to Hold Hands, Skip Through Daises

Posted By on Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 12:28 PM

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Comcast has been in hot water recently with fans of BitTorrent, the popular file sharing site. Ever since it was revealed that the Internet provider disrupts BitTorrent downloads in the interests of freeing up bandwidth, subscribers who like their free files have been fuming. But the fight may have been resolved. According to an article on TorrentFreak today, Comcast will team up with BitTorrent:
It now seems that Comcast saw the light, and wants to invest in more Internet gateway capacity after all. BitTorrent Inc. announced today that it will work together with the ISP to optimize their software, so that it puts less stress on the network.
There’s no such luck for "heavy users" of bandwidth, though. Comcast will still decide when you’ve had enough and limit your usage accordingly. -Andy Wright

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