Washington, D.C. to light first link in 100G network

Washington, D.C. will light the first link in a 100G network this week, making it the first municipality in the United States with an active 100 Gigabit network, according to Mayor Vincent Gray. The mayor will announce the link's activation at a press conference on Wednesday morning.

This first link will provide 100G services to "previously underserved areas east of the Anacostia River," according to a preliminary news release.

Construction of the DC-CAN high-speed fiber network began in March 2011.

For more:
- see the release

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