Verizon tests 10Gbps fiber Internet connection

October 27th, 2010 at 1:23 PM  5 Comments

I can’t think of anyone person who could fully saturate a 10gb fiber Internet connection for much of anything… legally… for very long, but Verizon seems to think it’s important enough to show off that it can be done. They recently gave the Elks Lodge in Taunton, Massachusetts the chance.

Using the FiOS infrastructure, a desktop with a 10Gbps network card and some fancy optical magic, they were able to push a 2.3GB file between the Lodge and their network switching center in around four seconds. Since the connection was symmetric, they were able to push huge amounts of data in both directions.

While it will be a long time before this type of connection is available to consumers, if ever, it’s great that Verizon is continuing to research and push the limits of their network.

via Ars Technica