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Huge epic24 upgrade announced!

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So we announced this earlier to our Facebook Community Group (you should join that for early previews and stuff). 

We've just received news that the long-awaited improvements to the internet connection at the venue have been installed and activated! 

The venue now has a 1Gbps line and we will be using part of the new connection for epic24. 

Now as we haven't run one of our events on the new line yet, it may take some time to reconfigure everything to make the most of the connection. As we've only just been given the green light, all the old connections will remain in place for this event as a back-up. 

There will still be bandwidth management and prioritisation taking place as it can't be a complete free-for-all. The new connection has to last us for quite some time as we grow and the venue grows with its plans, so it's important to make sure that the connectivity is shared out fairly and used for important things like gaming traffic, games updates, official streams and for viewing external streams (particularly when other events such as ECS are taking place). Similarly, the venue infrastructure also has to go out over the same connection, so we have to guarantee things like the gym, office PCs and other customers who may be using the site. 

So bear with us while we get everything balanced out next event, but it's a major improvement to epic.LAN that has been a long time coming and will benefit everyone who attends and watches the event online.

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Why do I have this vision of Jess having control over a huge, cartoon-esque lever to that can be moved from standard to ludicrous speed internet?!

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Because we all love that image and it's what should be happening if the world was right

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