Today in Connected Consumer

It wasn’t quite an Apple-like frenzy, but Cisco (CSCO) had network geeks fired up ahead of this morning’s invitation-only unveiling of something it promised would “revolutionize” the web. So what was the big news? A new router, which the company claims can handle 322 Terabits of data per second, enough to enable the “entire printed collection of the Library of Congress to be downloaded in just over one second,” or for every “man, woman and child in China to make a video call, simultaneously.” Cisco may have over done it on the pre-announce hype, though, because Wall Street responded by sending its shares down sharply after the news broke. On the other hand, tweeters went nuts over the news.