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ISPs Slowing It Down?

Posted by Drew Wood on Mar 27, 2011  | Comments

ISPs Slowing It Down? -

Recently, Canadian telecommunications giant, Rogers had instituted a policy that slows down the connection while users are playing World of Warcraft in a bid to limit peer-to-peer file sharing.

The major ISP has confirmed that it’s slowing down WOW and admitted it’s in fact interfering with the connection. Ken Thompson also stated in the letter to the CRTC that the problem occurs when customers are “simultaneously using peer-to-peer file sharing applications” and offered a lame solution; turn off peer-to-peer within the Warcraft settings. Blizzard, the creator or Warcraft uses bit torrent technology to update the game.

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