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In an all too common move by ISP'S to defraud their subscribers Telestra have made mention of P2P throttling  "trails".

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/telstra-to-clamp-down-on-peertopeer-20130205-2dvus.html

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Telstra is planning to slow the speed at which its ADSL customers download content through peer-to-peer (P2P) networks in peak periods as part of a trial. P2P networks are commonly used to download pirated material such as movies, music and video games.

Telstra confirmed the move in a statement after a source contacted Fairfax Media, publisher of this article, to say the telco planned to introduce throttling as a "trial" that was likely to become permanent and which required users to opt out if they didn't want to take part in it. The trial could begin as soon as this week, the source added.

The Telstra statement said it would be conducting on a "small number" of ADSL customers in Victoria a "limited trial of a range of technical options for better managing broadband internet performance for our customers during peak periods"


At this late time in the day its rather disingenuous to need "trails" when such technology is already deployed globally in some cases for 10 years now, the truth of the matter is simply in my opinion that company shareholders want greater returns on their investments in this time of global uncertainly and throttling is much cheaper than investing in new infrastructure, the cash saved on not bothering to keep pace with an expanding market means more shareholder profits in the short term but a steady erosion in the companies future capabilities, they never learn it seems.

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