DOE announces 100 Gbps network

The US Department of Energy will next month demonstrate an upgrade to the ESnet academic network that will take its speed up to 100 Gbps.

SPIDER chip could help speed up the Web

A new chip that requires little energy and runs at ultrafast speeds could eventually replace some of the power-hungry, expensive and bulky equipment which currently resides at the core of the Internet.

Google prepares to deploy high speed fiber networks

Google plans to build an ultra-high speed, fiber-based broadband network on California's Stanford University campus. Internet speeds are expected to hit a blazing 1 gigabit per second - more than 100 times faster than what most people have access to today.