eDonkey, Kazaa and other peer-to-peer software is the 800-pound gorilla here at the ISPCon Fall 2005 conference, a gathering of broadband providers and network operators.
The group assembled here realizes it can't stop the results of the freely available software for using the Internet to exchange computer files with anyone else. About a third of all Internet users regularly file swap, generating up to two-thirds of all the traffic on an operator's network at any given time.
So rather than fight it, Internet service providers are learning to manage the flow, or even start making money off it, say some execs attending the conference. Broadband Parasites: Welcome (Kind of)
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