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BitTorrent Traffic Increases 40% in Half a Year

torrentfreak.com
Many Internet traffic reports have been published over the years. Back in 2004, long before the BitTorrent boom began, studies indicated that BitTorrent was responsible for an impressive 35% of all Internet traffic. In the years that followed Internet traffic distribution underwent a metamorphosis, as video streaming took off with...
BitTorrent Traffic Increases 40% in Half a Year

FCC publishes voluntary code of ISP conduct to combat botnets

arstechnica.com
The Federal Communication Commission, working with communications companies including Verizon, Cox, and Comcast, passed a voluntary code on Thursday that spells out the steps participating ISPs must take to combat botnets. Those same companies, along with CenturyLink, AT&T, Sprint, and Time Warner Cable, have already committed to follow the...
FCC publishes voluntary code of ISP conduct to combat botnets

P2P and Streaming Video Gobble Up Increasing Corporate Bandwidth

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Since we wrote about Palo Alto Networks' applications study in January, the company has continued to track corporate networking trends with their customers and today is releasing a new data visualization tool, as well. Somewhat surprisingly, they are seeing very large jumps in use of peer-to-peer file sharing and video...
P2P and Streaming Video Gobble Up Increasing Corporate Bandwidth

Siri VC Morgenthaler weighs in on iPhone 4S bandwidth badmouthing (Updated)

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Back in early January, wireless optimization firm Arieso released a report on the bandwidth usage profiles of various smartphones and other devices. It noted a surge in download and upload usage for the iPhone 4S, moving the new phone ahead of the iPhone 4 and various Android devices to...
Siri VC Morgenthaler weighs in on iPhone 4S bandwidth badmouthing (Updated)
Online video will be more popular than Facebook and Twitter by 2017

That's a lot of videos: YouTube now responsible for 17% of home Internet traffic

gigaom.com
YouTube is now responsible for 17.1 percent of all residential fixed-line downstream traffic in North America, according to Sandvine’s latest global internet phenomena report. The traffic management specialist’s report for the first half of 2013 still lists Netflix as the most popular bandwidth consumption pastime — 32.3 percent of all...
That's a lot of videos: YouTube now responsible for 17% of home Internet traffic

The New iPad Could Create High-Speed Headaches for CIOs

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By Clint Boulton (This article is from WSJ.com’s CIO Journal, a new premium digital edition launching soon.) Bloomberg Apple’s new iPad may prove taxing to corporate networks and mobile data plans, an IT expert said. Given the popularity of Apple’s new iPad, which went on sale on Friday, CIOs may...
The New iPad Could Create High-Speed Headaches for CIOs
Report: Data Caps Help Carriers Rake In Huge Profits

Want some 4k video with your broadband cap? Good luck with that

gigaom.com
Do you have broadband cap anxiety? Then better don’t buy a PS4 when it comes out later this year. Sony’s next generation gaming console will reportedly offer support for 4K video, and the company is looking to launch a 4K video download service to give consumers access to popular fare...
Want some 4k video with your broadband cap? Good luck with that

Torrent-less Pirate Bay Sees Massive Drop in Bandwith

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Last week The Pirate Bay deleted all popular .torrent files from its site, replacing them with so-called magnet links. This means that instead of downloading the .torrent files directly from a central server, they will be downloaded from other BitTorrent users instead. One of the consequences of this move is...
Torrent-less Pirate Bay Sees Massive Drop in Bandwith

Hi, I am a big dumb fat pipe & I am okay with that

gigaom.com
If Xavier Niel, founder and chief executive officer of Iliad, the broadband provider behind Free.fr has mastered the art of cheap quad-play service, then the guys from Hong Kong Broadband Network (a company I have covered numerous times in the past) are perfectly comfortable selling a lot of bandwidth cheaply...
Hi, I am a big dumb fat pipe & I am okay with that
AT&T refuses to tell customer how it measures capped bandwidth usage

Backed Or Whacked: The Ad Blocker And The Beat Rocker Hit Kickstarter

techcrunch.com
Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and writer for Engadget. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals. Follow him on Twitter. Designers of innovative high-tech products often face a dilemma between two of Kickstarter’s more popular categories. Should they...
Backed Or Whacked: The Ad Blocker And The Beat Rocker Hit Kickstarter

Microsoft RickRolls Port Slamming BitTorrent Users

torrentfreak.com
In a blog post yesterday, Codify, the operators of the free WiFi network at last year’s Microsoft Tech.Ed Australia, described the difficulties they had when a minority of users consumed excessive amounts network resources at peak times. Although network congestion occurred “admittedly only a few times” the blame was leveled...
Microsoft RickRolls Port Slamming BitTorrent Users

Why cable should bank on broadband and thank Netflix

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With initiatives like TV Everywhere and broadband usage caps, is the cable industry biting the hands of the streaming video companies that are driving its most vibrant prospect for growth? Now that Time Warner Cable, AT&T and Verizon have kicked off  the latest round of quarterly earnings reports by multi-channel...
Why cable should bank on broadband and thank Netflix
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