ISPs Experimenting with New P2P Controls

ISPs’ methods for managing P2P traffic have come under intense scrutiny in recent months after the Associated Press reported last year that Comcast was actively interfering with P2P users’ ability to upload files by sending TCP RST packets that informed them that their connection would have to be reset. Although Comcast has said it doesn’t actively block any P2P protocols and merely “delays” P2P uploads during times of heavy congestion, the company has agreed to change its P2P traffic management policies and stop targeting traffic such as that of BitTorrent

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