Shocking Study: Over 60% of Internet Upstream Traffic is P2P

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knexkid

Why is that surprising?  Why else would people be uploading stuff? There might be the ocasional image, youtube video, and email, but there really isn't a whole lot else to be uploaded other than file for P2P.

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cigar3tte

60% of upstream is P2P, but how many % of all traffic is upstream?

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GDDYUP

98% of all statistics are made up.  ~Author Unknown

I'm not surprised by the "statistics". Sandvine and Comcast hand-in-hand? Say it aint so! Sounds like a sad attempt to justify Comcast's cry of throttling. No thanks. I'll let Fairpoint FIOS prove me wrong.

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icebird

Umm, all internet traffice could be considered "upstream" depending on your point of view--especially on a P2P network.  So you're downloading content from a P2P.. that means someone else is uploading to you.  Sounds like a good way to inflate numbers to advance ones agenda!

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nekollx

i wonder if this fabled "p2p" is distinguising between the p2p of Bittorrent and the client2server of mmos....

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Velcrow

These numbers wouldn't surprise me. Most users probably don't stress their uploading bandwidth much except to drop another vid on YouTube or pics on MySpace.

Can't wait for the **AA's to somehow turn this number into piracy figures, even though we all know P2P does not necessarily translate into pirated data. Plenty of free software, etc. distributed this way.

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