Father of the Internet: P2P Hogging Too Much Traffic

P2P is inefficient, unfair, and hogging our bandwidth, according to Lawrence Roberts, founder of Anagran and one of the chief architects of the foundations of the Internet.

Roberts gave a talk at our Structure 08 conference Wednesday, and said that P2P sharing takes up 80 percent of Internet traffic. Roberts’ numbers are nearly double the amount of bandwidth that Sandvine reported earlier this week. It should be noted that both Sandvine and Anagran develop technologies that manage bandwidth.

Roberts’ solution is to let the computing clouds deliver video bandwidth. You can watch his full presentation through the magic of on-demand video right here: