Testing µTP – is µTP actually faster than regular BitTorrent?

Recent coverage of uTP on the popular Torrentfreak blog yielded some interesting feedback in the comments section. There are a couple of misconceptions that I’d like to address here: First is the idea that we designed uTP *for* the ISPs. It was not. While we think there are substantial advantages for ISPs in the broad…


Visualizing µTP

We’ve spent a lot of time in recent posts talking about the benefits of µTP.  We’ve even talked a little bit about how it works here, though much more so in the various technical forums for the community.  But sometimes a picture is worth 2^^10 words and I think the graph below says it best. …


The Internet Civil Rights Act of 2009

I was recently invited to participate in a workshop sponsored by the GIIC, an organization of telecom and technology executives who ponder large scale Internet and information infrastructure questions.   The purpose of this workshop was to consider changes to the Internet infrastructure that would allow cost transparency, an upgrade to the Internet platform that could…


Net Neutrality (CRTC-style)

In light of the FCC’s recently proposed rulemaking around Network Neutrality, many of you might have missed a similarly lively debate in Canada a few weeks back around the traffic management practices of Canadian ISPs. Over a week of public hearings, there were some astonishing revelations around the practice of throttling BitTorrent and other P2P…


BitTorrent is …

This is the first post of our new blog from employees at BitTorrent, Inc. Our intent is to inform and participate in ongoing discussions about BitTorrent, but also to broaden those discussions to other topics that we find interesting and exciting. BitTorrent-the-company The word “BitTorrent” means many things to many people – to us it…


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