Meet the startup that wants to speed up U.S. broadband

Gigabit Squared broke onto the scene on Wednesday, announcing it would spend $200 million to bring gigabit broadband to six college towns in conjunction with the Gig.U program. But the startup aims higher: It wants to change the economics of delivering fiber to the home everywhere.

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.

The new web will need a new network

Allied Fiber may be able to do something the FCC can’t: help make American broadband just a bit more competitive. In a few weeks it will begin construction on its new type of optical network. It’s six months late, but better late than never.

We Will Soon Live in a 100 Gbps World

While the U.S. government sets the bar low for residential broadband at 100 megabits per second, the telecommunications infrastructure guys are laughing all the way to the bank as demand for 100 gigabits per second pipes is expected by the telecommunications and computing infrastructure players.