CacheLogic and BitTorrent announced a strategic partnership to further enable the widespread adoption of P2P technology as a distribution network for commercial video and other rich digital content. One of the key projects is the development of the revolutionary Cache Discovery Protocol (CDP).
The “Cache Discovery Protocol” is already implemented in the latest version of the mainline client The protocol allows ISP’s to detect the most popular torrents, cache the data, and seed it. ISP’s like it because it’s cheaper to use bandwidth within their network than to use external traffic.
So in the near future it could be that you’re downloading your favorite torrents from your ISP’s server instead of some random seed or peer at the other side of the globe.
Currently, “regular” Bittorrent is traffic is suffering from throttling ISP’s that claim that Bittorrent traffic is cluttering their pipes. This morivated the developers of the most popular Bittorrent clients implement encryption to protect bittorrent users from being slowed down by their ISP’s.