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Latency is key!

High Latency means slow traffic.  Learn what we are doing to improve performance in our regular maintenance and upgrade slots.


The search for the Holy Grail!

Low latency is key to any network.  And here and Fido we strive to provide the best possible network performance we can.

Last weekend we continued our aggressive upgrade strategy and by migrating another portion of our network away from the old Cisco fabric and onto our new fibre optic Juniper based fabric we were able to further enhance network performance.

Look at latency graphs, monitored from a 3rd party ISP in Belgium … Can you spot the moment we switched traffic across?




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That’s a fairly impressive drop in latency .. this is to a server on a “cheap hosting network” in Belgium … a €5 server … so not über fast or well connected, but even to there we’re seeing a 50% drop in latency with the move!


Pretty impressive I think you will agree!

The quest for faster and more reliable continues … How much faster can we make it?  We will let you know!

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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