AT&T To Kill Peer-To-Peer?

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson likens his company's network to being in a store watching DVDs being stolen.  The question then is whether to act or not to act, and for AT&T that seems like a no-brainer.  So what kinds of actions can AT&T take?  It appears that they're going to attempt to throttle all “rogue” peer-to-peer traffic, whether it starts/stops in their network or not.

“Such a move would affect more than just AT&T’s subscribers, as the company’s network investments represent a sizable chunk of the internet’s backbone – which results in almost all Internet data passing through its network at some point. Given that AT&T has, so far, been pensive about the scope of such a project, many are assuming the worst.”

Given the negative feedback from Comcast's efforts in this arena, including FCC complaints and promises of investigations, we're wondering how far AT&T will actually get with this plan.
Via:  DailyTech
Tags:  peer-to-peer, K
Comments
M0R0NI 6 years ago

Being an AT&T customer this will be one to watch.

Post a Comment
or Register to comment