Telstra's perilous P2P throttle plans

Telstra’s trial to shape traffic on its network is another backwards step by a company struggling to put customers before profit.

Telstra’s announcement this week of a trial that will slow peer-to-peer connections over the Telstra ADSL network is another backwards step by a company struggling to put customers before profit.

The purpose of the trial is to test technology that can be used to reduce traffic on the Telstra ADSL network and the same technology can be used to identify people using peer-to-peer networks to download or swap music and movies.

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