Some ISPs have decided that as opposed to pursuing piracy or pursuing users who use an unfair amount of bandwidth, that they will just throttle all torrents. This means that instead of having a fast connection like one would normally, when on torrents the speeds are lowered significantly as well as turn off entirely with interruptions to the connection. The issue with this is that it doesn’t solve the true problem and only targets ethical users of torrents unfairly.
Many argue that Websites providers need certainly to throttle torrents because some use a lot of bandwidth. Whether one is utilizing a torrent to hog bandwidth or other styles, a hog is just a hog. Whether they are hogging with piracy or hogging with ethical uses, they are still hogging bandwidth. However, it would appear that the clear answer needs to become a bandwidth solution like a cover rather than simply targeting all users of torrents.
Another problem is that numerous do use torrents once and for all purposes. Some sites have larger files which can be available for download like the final 6 months of podcasts, Linux distributions, or other things. They are using torrents as a way of saving cash on bandwidth alternative to kickass torrents. If twenty computers are sharing these files with the entire world, it saves on server costs and gives their users more simultaneous connections to the torrent than there would be to a server. In the end, without the utilization of torrents exactly the same bandwidth it’s still transmitted over the network, it just won’t be with a torrent. The fact remains, when people want large files, they will find a way of using that bandwidth since the file is something that’s wanted.
Torrent is a superb technology that’s being targeted. Hopefully there will be a rational treatment for allowing torrents in a global with bandwidth becoming more scarce because this technology comes with many practical applications for transmitting data over the Internet.