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Major ISPs to Roll Out P4P Over the Next Two Months

Some of the largest ISPs in US, including phone and cable companies, plan on updating their networks over the next two months with a new technology that promises to accelerate P2P distribution. According to reports, recent trials have demonstrated 59% increase in download delivery speeds on average—and up to 150% for the fastest class of users.

While the results are not going to be immediate for ISPs and their users, the deployment is expected to make P2P downloads faster and improve video streams over time. The technology, called P4P, is developed through P4P Working Group industry association whose members include the two largest U.S. phone companies, AT&T and Verizon; the largest U.S. cable company, Comcast; content delivery networks like NYC-based Pando, BitTorrent, and Grid Networks; and tech companies like Cisco and VeriSign.

Related Link:
ISPs To Speed Up P2P Transfers (Silicon Alley Insider, 11/13/2008)
Major ISPs To Deploy P4P Within Months (DSLreports.com, 11/13/2008)
Results of Second Round of P4P Field Trials with Pando Networks Yield Greater Improvement in Performance of Broadband Networks (Official Press Release, 11/11/2008)

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