wtfast

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AAA Internet Publishing Inc.
wtfast
Private
IndustryGaming
FoundedDecember 1, 2009
FounderRob Bartlett
HeadquartersKelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Websitewww.wtfast.com

wtfast is a Canadian company that provides an optimized gaming network, also known as the Gamers Private Network (GPN), for MMO, FPS, and MOBA gamers.[1] It is a platform that online gamers use to access gaming servers with an uninterrupted connection.[2][3][4] The company is operated by AAA Internet Publishing, Inc. with headquarters in Kelowna, Canada.[5]

History[edit]

The company was initially founded by Rob Bartlett in 1997, as AAA Internet Publishing Inc. to provide internet and technology services. However, the trademark name wtfast was registered in December 1, 2009, and the company has since operated under that name to provide lag reduction services for MMO games.[6] In 2014, it was the top ten finalist of BCIC New Ventures Competition.[7] In 2015, it was the top five national finalist for the TELUS and The Globe & Mail Small Business Competition.[8] In 2016, wtfast was the finalist of Sir Richard Branson's Extreme Tech Challenge.[9] Since 2017, some of the notable company partners include ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, Linksys, HiNet, and ASI Networks.[10][11][12][13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aguiar, Barb (October 28, 2014). "West Kelowna entrepreneur on WTFast track". Daily Courier. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  2. ^ "How netcode works, and what makes 'good' netcode". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  3. ^ Tyson, Mark (30 May 2017). "Gigabyte unveils its Intel X299 AORUS gaming motherboards". Hexus. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  4. ^ Chang, Vincent (October 18, 2017). "Small size, big performance". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  5. ^ "AAA Internet Publishing, Inc.: Private Company Information - Bloomberg". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  6. ^ "AO Client Spotlight: Rob Bartlett of WTFast". Kelowna Now. July 25, 2016. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  7. ^ Czikk, Joseph (September 3, 2014). "BCIC New Ventures Competition Announces Its Top Ten Finalists". betakit.
  8. ^ Johne, Marjo (June 24, 2015). "His company feeds online gamers' need for speed". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  9. ^ "WTFast is Top 25 for Sir Richard Branson's Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC)". 2016-11-11. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  10. ^ "Wtfast removes lag from game servers for Taiwan's ISP Chunghwa Telecom". Telecompaper. 1 November 2017. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  11. ^ "ASUS Gaming Routers: Reduce your Ping and take gaming to the next level". March 17, 2017. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  12. ^ "GIGABYTE Unveils the X299 AORUS Gaming Motherboards". GIGABYTE. May 30, 2017. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  13. ^ wtfast (2017-11-01). "wtfast Announces Partnership with Chunghwa Telecom HiNet to Optimize Connections for Gamers in…". Medium. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  14. ^ "攻遊戲市場 中華電攜wtfast推出HiNet遊戲加速器". HiNet新聞 (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-11-17.

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