Some ISPs decided that rather than seeking piracy or seeking users who use an unfair quantity of bandwidth, that they can just throttle all torrents. Which means instead of experiencing a quick connection like one would normally, when on torrents the speeds are lowered significantly as well as turn off entirely with interruptions to the connection. The issue with this is that it generally does not solve the true problem and only targets ethical users of torrents unfairly.
Many argue that Internet service providers have to throttle torrents because some use too much bandwidth. Whether one is employing a torrent to hog bandwidth or other kinds, a hog is really a hog. Whether they are hogging with piracy or hogging with ethical uses, they are still hogging bandwidth. However, it seems that the perfect solution is needs to be always a bandwidth solution like a cover in place of simply targeting all users of torrents.
Another problem is that lots of do use torrents permanently purposes. Some sites have larger files which are readily available for download like the last 6 months of podcasts, Linux distributions, or other things. They’re using torrents as a means of spending less on bandwidth alternative to kickass torrents. If twenty computers are sharing these files with the entire world, it saves on server costs and gives their users more simultaneous connections to the torrent than there would be to a server. In the end, without the use of torrents the exact same bandwidth will still be transmitted over the network, it just won’t be via a torrent. The stark reality is, when people want large files, they will discover a way of using that bandwidth since the file is something that’s wanted.
Torrent is a great technology that’s being targeted. Hopefully there will be a rational solution to allowing torrents in a world with bandwidth becoming more scarce because this technology does have many practical applications for transmitting data over the Internet.