AT&T Turns On Ultra-Fa(s)t 40Gbps Backbone Network

Before everyone gets Godzilla bandwidth, the backbone pipes have gotta be able to fit Mothra and the rest of the crew in the system to prevent backups and bottlenecks. So AT&T's plumped their backbone up with a new 40Gbps (OC-768) network on 50,000 of its wavelength miles, making it the first provider to carry traffic… » 12/11/07 12:10pm 12/11/07 12:10pm

Comcast Getting 100Mbps Cable Modems Next Year, Fiber Scared?

Comcast confirms we'll see the rollout of DOCSIS 3.0—the next-gen data over cable standard allowing bandwidth of 160Mbps down and 120Mbps up—starting next year, with 20 percent of its footprint expected to be blanketed in bandwidth goodness by the end of 2008. Even though Comcast isn't saying where it'll fall, markets… » 11/29/07 6:00pm 11/29/07 6:00pm

100Mbps Cable Modem Certification Testing Starts; Showdown With Fiber…

CableLabs has started testing and certifying the next generation of cable modems that use the DOCSIS 3.0 standard. In sorta English, we're talking boxes that'll handle 160Mbps download speeds and 120Mbps up, putting them on par with fiber optic services. The AZNs still have the jump on us, with customers in Korea and… » 11/23/07 3:00pm 11/23/07 3:00pm