google weighs in on bell throttling
Jose A. Dias
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Tue Jul 8 23:52:18 UTC 2008
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> JoeHill wrote:
> > Dave Cramer wrote:
> > This bit raised my eyebrows:
> > Rogers, which also slows peer-to-peer applications, disputed claims
> > that such throttling affects services such as voice over internet
> > (VoIP) and virtual private networks (VPN).
> > "This equipment, therefore, does not impact any other traffic such
> VoIP, VPN
> > and other online streaming applications because their signatures are
> > different," wrote Ken Engelhart, senior vice-president of regulatory
> > for Rogers. "There is therefore no reason why VPN or other encrypted
> > would be affected."
> > Anyone on Rogers network care to comment on this?
> When I work from home, I use VPN and get fine performance.
> I suspect that the upload bandwidth I have is fine for a single VPN
> connection, plus more.
> Where peer-to-peer would slow down is if many people try to download
> from one peer. They would quickly reach the peer's upload capacity,
> then notice slow downs as more people start downloading from that same
And this, of course, would have nothing to do with the "throttling" Bell
On a lark, I started use uTorent. Large files, small files, 20 "test"
files in all. No issues so far. I'm using an encrypted channel, but have
had no "deathly" slow transfers, down or up. Not empirical at all, but
quite entertaining never the less.
Hmm... Rogers as a good ISP? I can't believe what I'm saying, but it is
jose "dot" dias "at" DiasLan "dot" net
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