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The Future of Broadband

This year has been very exciting!

Hot on the heels of BT announcing 40Mbit FTTC they announced that they’d be doubling the potentially available speeds to 80Mbits on the same service.

Then within weeks they said they’d be offering 330Mbits on their FTTP service which currently delivers 110Mbit/sec if you’re lucky enough to be in an area which is supported!

As we resell BT Wholesale, I am pleased to confirm that we will be offering these packages just as soon as they’re ready and available – that probably means July 2012.

Who knows what will be next on the horizon, although we’re already seeing talk of 1Gigabit connections in London from 3rd party carriers, and we are trying to find out when we will be able to offer these speeds too, so watch this space!



Fido.Net’s team of experienced engineers and management have been working in the internet industry since its inception in the UK back in 1992. Jon Morby, the founder and owner of Fido.Net originally started in IT as far back as 1982, and was one of the UK (and Europe’s) main importers of both email and echomail for the fidonet network of amateur bulletin boards, running the Internet gateway from 1985 through to 1994. Jon Morby - founder of Fido.Net. Although enjoying a successful career in Stock Broking working out of the Birmingham Stock Exchange, Jon felt the real future was in the Internet; and after some persuasion by Demon’s then Managing Director Cliff Stanford, Jon joined Demon Internet Ltd, initially responsible for their Birmingham Point of Presence (PoP) from 1993 to 1995 and then moving to London to supervise Demon’s growing technical support team. By the time Jon finally left Demon in January 2000 he was their Advanced Technologies Manager responsible for managing the development and implementation of the next generation systems which Scottish Telecom (now Thus PLC) and Demon would be rolling out over the next 3-5 years – a far cry from his original days running a support desk of 5 staff! Fido.Net’s senior staff have had a grounding in the Internet with the majority of them having worked for ISP’s such as Demon Internet, EasyNet and other main stream UK Service Providers, as well as some of the first large Internet Portals (including online trading experts The Interactive Investor, and the not so successful

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