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The 160-Mile Download Diet: Local File-sharing Drastically Cuts Network Load

August 19, 2008

computing graphic New research shows that sharing digital files locally relieves pressure on the Internet service provider by as much as five times, while actually speeding up the transfer. The research is already attracting interest from industry. Full Story

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