This seems the most appropriate forum for this topic. As someone who trades the news, it's important that there is as little latency (ping times) as possible when the news goes from the news wire to my computer and again when I hit buy or sell and the order goes from my computer to my broker. So what is the best way to achieve the lowest latency? I'm in the UK and my ping time to bbc.co.uk is about 30 ms. To Bloomberg.com the ping time is 130 ms. My brokers servers are in the USA too. So in all we could be looking at a 300 ms lag - enough to make a difference. At the moment I use ADSL but I was thinking of getting a cable connection. Would it make a major difference? I doubt it because it seems that the latency is caused by the packets going from the UK to USA which is outside of the control of the ISP. I was even thinking of moving to Japan, Hong Kong or South Korea to take advantage of their cheap fibre to the home networks, but ping times between my computer and Korea are at least 300 ms so I suspect Asia to USA ping times would be worse than UK to USA. Any ideas about how to keep latency to an absolute minimum so that I don't lose too much of an edge?