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  • verb Present participle of throttle.
  • noun The temporary reduction of bandwidth through a communications network by controlling the package flow rate. Used to minimise congestion. Also known as bandwidth throttling.

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  • noun the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe


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  • Source throttling is indeed a legitimate traffic engineering technique.

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  • Defense played well, especially in throttling the Bengals at times.

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  • Indeed, the ISPs argue that their judicious use of "throttling" - scaling back the bandwidth available to the heaviest users - levels the playing field for ordinary customers.


  • The report: “Deep Packet Inspection: The End of the Internet as We Know It?” highlights the use of DPI equipment by Comcast in throttling P2P traffic, in Cox’s traffic prioritization scheme, the role DPI played in NebuAd’s plans to monitor web surfing in order to deliver advertising, and the use of such equipment to introduce consumption-based broadband programs.

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  • La Forge was revisiting the idea of throttling Rasmussen, and damn the consequences.

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  • La Forge was revisiting the idea of throttling Rasmussen, and damn the consequences.

    Star Trek The Next Generation®

  • The really important part of the story is here: ... the CRTC also announced it was opening a new probe into the larger issue of throttling, which is also done by other large internet service providers such as Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Inc. Interested parties will have until Feb. 16 to submit their thoughts and a public hearing will be held on July 6 in Gatineau, Que.

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  • Even as Sprint touts its fully unlimited plans, it said last week that it plans to place limits on its prepaid arm, Virgin Mobile, that would slow down the connection of any user who exceeds 2.5 gigabytes of data a month, a practice known as throttling.


  • In 2005, Netflix acknowledged that it employed an unpopular practice known as throttling.



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