UK ISP TalkTalk has been an outspoken opponent of the UK’s Digital Economy Act legislation, campaigning against its anti-piracy clauses, and promising customers that it will refuse to disconnect them. However, an even more controversial measure has been under-reported. TalkTalk uses traffic management to monitor and restrict service speeds at peak times for heavy users, including P2P users. However, it’s removed such traffic management from its most expensive broadband tariff. “On our TalkTalk Pro package there is no traffic management in place,” explains the company’s website. It could leave the ISP open to accusations of courting pirates. Link
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