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Network management is essential, but shouldn’t be discriminatory: BitTorrent

News | 07/29/2009 4:30 pm EDT

BitTorrent Inc. has shot back at ISPs arguing that peer-to-peer (P2P) traffic is hogging the network and therefore requires them to perform application-specific throttling. In a letter to the CRTC, the company says that while “network management is essential to the preservation of Internet-based business models, it is our view that these management practices are not required to be, nor should they be, discriminatory in nature.”

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