Comcast invests in P2P

Comcast has announced that they are entering a relationship with GridNetworks, a company that makes software to manage P2P video traffic. They have invested $9.5 million towards the first round of founding. Ever since Comcast was accused last year of throttling traffic, the company has become very interested in P2P companies.

"We are interested in the application of P2P concepts in a manner that puts the quality of the consumer experience first, and enables lawful distribution of copyrighted content while also efficiently utilizing the network," Tony Werner, Comcast Chief Technology Officer said in a statement.

As of now, Comcast's main focus is perfection in video distribution. By using such technologies as GridNetworks and BitTorrent, Comcast believes that they can take advantage of the power of these distribution methods to help run their network more efficiently.


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