In our journey of creating the ideal network topology for our Fiber nodes, we had to determine the critical geographical
regions of the Ethereum p2p network. We will define these "hotspots" as regions where the most transactions are originally
Because Fiber is a mempool service, we need to be able to deliver transactions to users as fast as possible, which also means making sure we sufficiently cover these hotspots. In essence, we want to make sure we're as close to the original
broadcaster is possible, which in p2p terms means either being directly connected to it, or only 1 or 2 hops away. Each hop
will introduce a non-trivial amount of latency, which is something we need to minimize.