CenturyLink has bolstered its Gigabit Ethernet capabilities with network upgrades in 50 U.S. metropolitan areas using packet optical components from Ciena. According to CenturyLink Senior Vice President Pieter Poll, the network expansion -- which was announced last year in response to increasing data center and residential broadband demand -- will enable the company to deliver 100 Gbps Ethernet to businesses accustomed to relying on 10GE.

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