p2pnet news | Freedom:- Lawrence Roberts, who in 1960 invented computer networking via data packets, has weighed in on the Net Throttling debate on the side of ISPs such as Bell in Canada and Comcast in the US.
Roberts layed out the “5 percent of the Net’s users are running P2P transfers taking up 80 percent of its capacity” theory as hard fact.
Five percent of users, file sharers all, are, “dramatically limiting the available bandwidth available to everyone else,” he said, according to Webware.
And by an amazing coincidence his company, Anagran, “Effectively manage 100% of P2P traffic without DPI at speeds up to 10Gbps,” it says.
As companies such as his, “help us start to control the situation, Roberts says we should see the P2P hogs dying down over the next few years,” says Gigcom, adding:
“That will allow for other services to have a better response time, and normal traffic will have more growth over 2 to 3 years.”
But until then, “unfairness exists in the Internet, says Roberts.
“Five percent of users receive 80 percent of capacity,” and “1000 broadband users typically share 180 Mbps.”
But he has, “no position on the legality of content being transferred over P2P links,” says Webware, adding:
” ‘Illegal or legal is not the issue at all.’ It’s about fairness, he says: equal capacity for equal pay.”
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5% statistic – Bell Canada tries to justify throttling, April 11, 2008
popular with Bell in Canada – Bell Canada`s ’5% of users’ claim trashed, April 25, 2008
Webware – Inventor of the Internet takes aim at BitTorrent, June 25, 2008
Gigcom – Anagran Founder Lawrence Roberts Fights P2P, June 25, 2008
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