Comcast testing 'top tier' network management

Comcast has launched a new trial in three of its markets aimed at controlling network traffic during peak times by restricting usage of only a small percentage of the biggest users, rather than targeting all P2P traffic.The protocol-agnostic effort will throttle connection attempts and download speeds of a slice of users during traffic intensive times on Comcast’s fiber broadband.

Comcast sent out an email that said the vast majority of users should be unaffected by the trial, and high-volume users wil still be able to reach max speeds during off-peek hours..

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