XO fulfills its fiber fantasies with 100-gigabit long-haul network

Backbone provider XO claims it is the first US operator to build an inter-city 100-gigabit fiber network — other carriers have performed the feats in the confines of big cities, but XO has gone coast to coast. The upgrade boosts XO’s capacity by a factor of 10.

Verizon upgrades network for a 100 gig world

Long-haul networks aren’t the only pipes getting 100 gigabit upgrades these days. On Tuesday Verizon said it is upgrading the metro networks in at least seven U.S. cities to meet the demand for broadband at the edge. Looks like we’re closing in on the terabit age.