Comcast and BitTorrent Patch Things Up

best-buds.jpgAfter a lot of criticism, threats of legislation, and lawsuits, Comcast has decided that maybe it is not such a good idea after all to block its customers from sharing peer-to-peer BitTorrent files—even if BitTorrent is a bandwidth hog that accounts for “50% of Internet traffic.” Rather than discriminate against BitTorrent files per se, Comcast will now focus more broadly on any application or source of traffic that stresses its network. BitTorrent, for its part, says that it is working with Comcast and other ISPs to help them better manage BitTorrent streams.

There, don’t you guys feel better already?

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