Verizon is kicking its major network routes up to 100Gbps early next year.
It's looking at upgrading it's backbone after successful trails last year over a short piece of network (short being 300+ miles) proved it feasible. They're calling it Internet2. Catchy!
It won't affect your home connection in most ways, but it will alleviate congestion along routes served, lowering overall costs.
Verizon moving to 100Gbps network in '09 [Network World]