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 Meet the Outfox Team

Meet the Team - Ben, Software Engineer

At Outfox, transparency and community engagement are core to our values as a company. It's also important for us to help our users understand how Outfox works to improve gamer's connections and that it really isn't all just smoke and mirrors. With that in mind, we'd like to take some time to introduce you to some of the hardworking members of the Outfox team. These are the folks behind the scenes here every day making sure that we're providing the best optimized gaming network available. You'll be able to get to know them a little better in our new series, Meet the Team

Our first honored guest is Ben McCloskey, who you might recognize from our Outfox launch stream Q&A. Ben is a Software Engineer and overall "jack of all trades" here at Golden Frog. Our Community Manager, Leala, sat down with Ben for a fun video interview to discuss more about his role, how an optimized gaming network is better than your ISP and where he sees Outfox going in the future. 

When discussing how Outfox is different than your ISP, Ben shared a great explanation with us.

"What they (your ISP) aren't doing is focusing on squeezing out every extra ounce of speed for a given connection. So if you are trying to play League of Legends or PUBG, they are fine if you are hitting a 200 ms ping. Outfox says, 'we are going to make this connection for a long period of time,' because you are playing a game for a least a half hour or more...they (your ISP) are going to get you from point A to B. Outfox is going to (ask) what if I go through points C through Z, 'are any of these a little bit faster?"

Check out the full video at our YouTube channel for all the insight Ben shared. And keep an eye out for more interviews with team members coming soon!