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Mar 10 2010   2:30AM GMT

Cisco’s next-generation Internet router

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

Its called the CRS-3, it is mainly for the world’s largest Internet service providers, your not likely to install one in your home!

The new router, which starts at $90,000, will be sold to the world’s largest Internet service providers. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill ISPs selling 10 Mbps broadband service to consumers. These companies, such as AT&T, Verizon Communications, Level3, and Sprint, are the Internet service providers that aggregate and shuttle the bulk of the nation’s Internet traffic across what is known as “the Internet backbone.”

It offers 12 times the traffic bandwidth than its older brother, the CRS-1, from 2004. The CRS-3 can handle 322 terabits per second.

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