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What's that you say, you want faster Internet speeds? No problem, assuming you live in the right area. If you do, good things are coming your way. That's because Verizon plans to upgrade certain sections of its U.S. Internet backbone to support 100 Gigabit Ethernet by the end of the second quarter.

According to CNet, the upgrade to 100G will happen in three segments, including Chicago to New York, Sacramento to Los Angeles, and Minneapolis to Kansas City. Verizon says the upgrade is primarily intended to benefit businesses which rely on video streaming, cloud-based apps, and other high-bandwidth services.

"Advancing to 100G is a significant step in strengthening our global IP network to handle the bandwidth demands of our customers -- whether it's large enterprises or the average consumer," Ihab Tarazi, vice president of network planning at Verizon, said in a statement. "Besides greater scalability and network efficiencies, we also expect 100G deployment to improve latency on a route-by-route basis."

Verizon also just recently deployed a 100G network in Europe between routers on a 555-mile stretch from Paris to Frankfurt.

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post #2 of 51
If it isn't gigabit now what they hell are they running?
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post #3 of 51
Huh. I guess they actually want to continue improving FiOS, at least for businesses.
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post #4 of 51
I love being able to get FIOS in LA in the Valley, but not in West LA. I miss my FIOS so much, TWC is horrible
post #5 of 51
I'm actually getting my Fios installed tomorrow. Goodbye TWC! biggrin.gif
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post #6 of 51
Cool... if you live in a city that will get that kind of service... which I unfortunely have the pleasure of not being in. &$%# &*% Verizon
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Quote:
Originally Posted by t3lancer2006;12936769 
I love being able to get FIOS in LA in the Valley, but not in West LA. I miss my FIOS so much, TWC is horrible
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Originally Posted by thisispatrick;12936785 
I'm actually getting my Fios installed tomorrow. Goodbye TWC! biggrin.gif

I don't know I love TWC in Buffalo NY. They have great service. I would most likely have Fios though if the retarded mayor didnt require them to build in the ghetto for 1 year before expanding... frown.gif*sigh*
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post #8 of 51
Woah, I already pay 60$ for 25Mbps using FiOS.

I don't have 24,000$ a month to pay for internet.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thisispatrick;12936785 
I'm actually getting my Fios installed tomorrow. Goodbye TWC! biggrin.gif

What took 'ya biggrin.gif
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I'm still on the Verizon DSL waiting list. I've been on this list since 2004 and they haven't bothered to go past where they stopped which was 4 blocks from my house. On that note, FIOS isn't even remotely close to where I am.... TWC for me for a while frown.gif
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