US telco Windstream has started work on phase two of its 100Gbps long-haul express network, which leverages Infinera’s optical transport platform. The second phase of the 100G rollout covers around 4,100 miles and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014. It includes routes from Chicago to Omaha, Kansas City and St Louis; Cleveland to Albany (New York), Boston, New York City and Philadelphia; Atlanta to Charlotte (North Carolina) and Ashburn (Virginia); and Monroe (Louisiana) to Memphis.
Phase one of the project, announced in March, covered around 5,300 miles. It included routes from St Louis to Chicago, Indianapolis, Lexington (Kentucky), Knoxville (Tennessee), Atlanta, Memphis and Dallas; and from Chicago to Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, the District of Columbia and Ashburn (Virginia).