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Telecommunications regulatory agencies in the US and Canada, responding to complaints, are looking at how far Internet service providers (ISPs) can go in limiting customers' bandwidth and how much information they must disclose about how they're doing it. Concurrently, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards body has recently convened two Birds of a Feather (BoF) groups to address traffic-management complexities exemplified by rising peer-to-peer (P2P ) application use that some ISPs claim is choking off bandwidth for other users.
computer networks, government issues, Internet, Internet service providers, ISPs
Greg Goth, "ISP Traffic Management: Will Innovation or Regulation Ensure Fairness?", IEEE Distributed Systems Online, vol. 9, no. , pp. 2, September 2008, doi:10.1109/MDSO.2008.27
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