The 100GigE Internet Is Coming

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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols blogs that companies and organizations are beginning to deploy the faster-than-fast optical Internet backbones IEEE 802.3ba. after the IEEE ratified the new standard last summer.

Internet2, the consortium for ultra-high speed Internet for research and education institutions, has announced that it will begin deployment of a new, nationwide 100 GigE network. The group expects to complete deployment of this new network in 2013.  Verizon has announced that before year’s end it will deploy 100GigE for part of its European IP backbone. Verizon will deploy this network from Paris to Frankfurt.

You can visit Internet2 at SC10 booth #3539.