I live in Beaverbank, near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I use Eastlink high speed cable internet, advertised at 15 MBit/sec download, bundled with full-tier analogue cable at $96 per month. A stand-alone package is about $55 plus tax. They definitely throttle their BT connections, both download and upload. I just finished a 8.36 GB upload. I started on Dec 28, and finally got the availability past 1.999 last night (so technicall today, Jan 19. While I may briefly get spikes of 10 up to 26 kB/sec upload speeds, most of the time it ranged from 0.1 to 5 KB/sec. My upload allotment is set to 45 kB/sec, but I am usually lucky if I can get 26 kB/sec for all uploads currently running. Even if I stop all other torrents, and concentrate on only uploading one, I still get the same upload speed on whichever torrent I choose. In other words, if I'm uploading at 5 kB/sec and stop all other torrents, I continue uploading at 5 kB/sec and the other 40 kB/sec that are allocated for uploading just go unused. How, I ask you, can this be considered a 15 Mbit connection, when the majority of file sharing or downloading is done by torrents these days, except for operating system updates? I don't think I can even email more than 5, or 10 megabytes to someone, so how else can you transfer files? The whole torrent throttling thing, as well as that idiotic 10 half open connection limit in TCPIP.SYS instroduced in Windows XP Service Pack 2 should be illegal. Advertising a 15 MB connection, but not if you use torrents, should be blatantly considered false advertising, and at the whopping price of either $55 stand-alone or $96 bundled with regular cable, it is outright thievery. I have noticed that some sites seem to have agreements with eastlink so that nthey are not throttled. For instance, despite nearing 40, I enjoy anime, and torrents from cartoon world download at speeds that can near $400 kB/sec for new torrents, quicker than going to megadownload and trying to download. So it isn't that Eastlink, Nova Scotia has to throttle, it's just that they choose to torrent throttle anyone who they don't reach an agreement with. If I may make a suggestion, while you may think that one voice can't make a difference, one voice among thousands can. If your Internet Provider practices this hateful practice of torrent throttling, email them and tell them how unfair and unrealistic it is given the way files are typically downloaded these days, especially if they grant exceptions to certain sites as Eastlink does, and warn them that you are just waiting for the right incentive to switch providers. You may think it is pointless, but if enough people complain via email and even regular mail, they will eventually get the message when they realize why they are losing customers and why they have two thousand complaints on their hands. I sent in my emailed complaint to Eastlink a day or two ago, and got the obligatory "your input is valuable to us, we will pass it along" reply. As I said, I am one voice. But add hundreds or thousands, and tell them in writing why you are switching to Aliant or Rogers, or whoever, and they will start getting the message. You can complain to the tech support guy on the phone all you want, but unless you commit your complaint to writing, even emailed writing, no one else will ever hear it. Give it a try. Trust me, it feels good. What have you got to lose besides the time it takes to write the email. Just don't waste your time with obscenities, be calm and rational, and you may be surprised some day. After all, if you use torrent, like 90% of the computer using population, and you can choose between a company that practices torrent throttling, and one that doesn't, I know which one you are going to choose, and if they get enough complaints, so will your own internet provider! Sorry to drone on so long, but some things need to be said. Torrent programs are legal. Trying to stop people from using them shouldn't be. That's my opinion. What's your's?