Qwest announced today that it will be upgrading its internet backbone with some help from optical technology developed by Alcatel-Lucent. This new backbone will bring with it a 100Gbps rating, making it much faster than Roadrunner Turbo. However, the impressive bandwidth will only be available to enterprise and government users. These groups often have high bandwidth needs, and these needs will likely increase as new technologies are developed allowing businesses to connect with each other. Qwest will work on this upgrade through 2010, hopefully finishing by the end of the year. Verizon is also working on upgrading its backbone, and hopes to release on a similar time frame.