uTorrent 2.0: Cure for ISP Throttling

utorrent_logouTorrent is a popular client for downloading files using P2P networks. uTorrent is developed by BitTorrent Inc. There is much debate over throttling of P2P traffic by ISPs arguing the traffic is causing congestion on the network, users argue for net neutrality rules. uTorrent developers have some sort of solution for this problem which will eliminate the need for ISPs throttling bittorrent traffic.

uTorrent 2.0 beta will become throttle itself if a congestion in the network is detected. As the app itself regulate the traffic, there is no need for the ISPs to throttle the traffic.

The heart of the application is the new uTP protocol, “it is an alternative communication method for BitTorrent traffic that allows the client to automatically regulate its bandwidth usage to avoid adversely impacting your internet connection” according to uTorrent.

This doesn’t mean that users will experience slower download times, according to TorrentFreak, this is not the case. Since there is less congestion, users may experience faster download speeds and no slow down in web-browsing etc.

In this release there is also a transfer cap settings feature that will allow users to monitor how much bandwidth they are using uTorrent. Users can track their usage in MB and also they can configure uTorrent to stop torrenting once the usage limits are exceeded. This is good for users who have fixed bandwidth monthly plans.

uTorrent beta 2.0 is currently in testing, you too can join the test group by downloading the software from this forum.