Fidonet

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See also: Internet | Networks | Networking

Home page: http://www.fidonet.org

Fidonet is a network for transporting mail and files between BBSs, mostly using the phone-system. It also carried Newsgroups, called "echos". Founded 1984, its peak popularity was in the middle of the 1990s with over 10000 systems worldwide. Fidonet was an important step before the Internet, as it gave access to afordable, worldwide communication to a lot of people.