Thursday 29 August 2002 14:09:00 by
As the second largest consumer ADSL ISP in the UK Pipex has had a roller coaster ride. Yesterday things got somewhat better for the 40,000 plus users. Finally Pipex has managed to sort some traffic
routing out so that more of their UK bound traffic stays within the UK, up until yesterday a lot of traffic was going via the USA.
This change means Pipex users who were into their online gaming now stand a chance to play on a lot more UK servers, including the ADSLguide ones.
Lets hope this new peering arrangement becomes permanent, after a taste of how good a service can be. If the routing is switched back to the USA I'd expect to see a small revolution from the users.