P2P Software Maker Helps UK ISP

“One of the largest Internet service providers in Britain is teaming with the company responsible for the BitTorrent software to test a new high-speed movie download service, the companies said Friday.

“NTL, the largest broadband provider in the United Kingdom, will be testing the file-swapping service as a way to deliver video more cheaply than traditional downloads. Another company, called CacheLogic, will add its data-caching technology to improve the network’s efficiency.

“The deal is the first public step forward for BitTorrent’s hope to turn its technology, widely used for swapping illegal copies of video, into a tool used by movie studios and ISPs for legal services.”

John Borland. BitTorrent to Power ISP’s Video Service. Feb. 10, 2006.

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02/14/2006 at 08:44

Posted in Web & Online

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