Big Red’s finding its pipes cluttered with all of the young people’s streaming video, audio and cloud services. That’s why it’s busting out the credit card to order a fresh new 100G IPv6 network for Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Seattle. It’ll need Cisco’s CRS-3 Carrier Routing System to help the network scale to areas of highest demand, but since it’s already using CRS-1, it should be a simple matter of swapping out the old kit. FiOS customers will also see network improvements when the upgrade is finished in the first half of next year, just be on the look out for repairmen huddling ’round your nearest junction box.
Verizon upgrades IP network in major cities, blames your bandwidth guzzling originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 14 Dec 2011 16:47:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.