BitTorrent eyes solution to P2P delays

While Congress mulls Net neutrality and the Federal Communications Commission looks into Comcast's delaying of peer-to-peer Internet traffic, content download service BitTorrent is not taking matters lying down. BitTorrent developers say they are working on an extension to the core P2P protocol that is intended to be a work-around for customers engaging in heavy P2P usage that might otherwise get delayed or blocked. The P2P community seems determined to fight the traffic-shaping measures that have been taken by Comcast and other carriers, but if carriers and BitTorrent developers pursue different tracks, will network quality be the ultimate loser?

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