[CLUG] ISP throttling

Adrian Blake A.Blake at physics.usyd.edu.au
Sun Jan 9 03:12:27 GMT 2005

freegazer wrote:
> Query for the list in general.
> Is anyone aware of ISPs throttling download traffic (speciffically
> BitTorrent) without notification?
Telstra have been doing it for years. Much of their network was switched by a well know manufacturer who also did some of its management.
A very senior execuative in that company told me, and others were present, that under Telstra's instruction the network was throttled. Part of the 
reason was to encourage customers to migrate to high bandwidth products at hight costs, greater returns for Telstra !

That was not the only intersesting comment at this meeting.


Adrian Blake
Molonglo Radio Observatory
University of Sydney
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