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Study: 44% of Internet traffic is peer-to-peer file sharing

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posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 11:59 AM
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Study: 44% of Internet traffic is peer-to-peer file sharing


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Peer-to-peer file-sharing applications represent 44 percent of all bandwidth consumed on networks operated by North American Internet service providers, up from around 41 percent a year ago, according to a survey by Sandvine, a vendor of bandwidth-management systems, Multichannel.com reported.
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posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 11:59 AM
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Well, this shoots the "youtube is responsible for the bandwisth restriction proposals" idea in the foot. According to this, less than 15% of bandwidth useage is from streaming media, of which youtube would be included.

Maybe there is something to the theory I saw yesterday that indicated the new bandwidth charges being tossed around are being spearheaded by the recording industry.

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