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Monday, March 28, 2011

Canadian ISP Throttles WoW Players



A Canadian ISP by the name of Rogers has admitted throttling users internet connections, discriminating against certain 1 and 0’s.

Rogers caught some heat a few years back for intentionally jamming Skype users’ connections when the service was released in Canada.

The problem for WoW user, is that Blizzard uses Bit Torrent technology to push out updates and Rogers’ system doesn’t like that very much so it automatically throttles their connection, slowing updates down to a crawl or freezing them all together.

The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), has said that although what Rogers is doing doesn’t necessarily break the law, they would like the company to clearly state ‘how’ and ‘what’ 1 and 0’s (apps) their ITMP  (internet traffic management practices) affect.

In a reply to the CRTC’s questions about World of Warcraft throttling, Rogers admitted to interfering with users connections, pretty much blaming Blizzard saying that it’s their use of Bit Torrent technology to roll out updates which is causing the problem. Their solution, turn off peer to peer networking and find your updates from another source. That’s pretty much a BS solution to a BS problem that, in my opinion shouldn’t exist.

Rogers has said that they are working with Blizzard to find a solution to the problem. 

Here’s one, stop discriminating on data, it makes you look bad and causes all kinds of problems for developers who should be busy working on fixing, updating or adding new features to their software.

Source: TNW

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