Qwest Kicks Up the Bandwidth (Q)

Douglas A. McIntyre

Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) has announced it will offer wholesale customers Dedicated Internet Access over Ethernet with speeds from 2 Gigabits per second (Gbps) up to 10 Gbps within key U.S. metropolitan markets.  Bandwidth intensive wholesale customers (major international carriers, content providers, cable companies, resellers and wireless carriers) can now order Qwest DIA over Ethernet in 1 Gbps increments to consolidate Internet traffic and realize significant cost advantages.

With all the online videos, interactive advertising from portals, and file sharing (like it really stopped), it seems that bandwidth needs are growing as fast or faster than the offerings can keep up with.  Most of that old dark fiber has been bought up, and if you use the Internet actively throughout the day you’ll probably agree that there might not be enough bandwidth out there.  Maybe Qwest can help the Internet recipe cook book from Emeril and say “Let’s kick it up a notch.”

Jon Ogg
October 9, 2007

Jon C. Ogg produces the “Special Situation Investing Newsletter” and he does not own securities in the companies he covers.