Shawn Jackman, chief technology officer of InternNetwork, agrees with Sistanizadeh. His company in Palo Alto matches college students with companies that require short-term staff.
"Right now 10-Gigabit seems like a lot, but I'm sure it wouldn't take us too long to find uses for it," Jackman says. That amount of bandwidth would also allow service providers to be flexible with the variations of their data service pipes, he adds.
"If you have a provider with a 10-Gigabit backbone, you could pay them for the bandwidth you need in chunks when you need it; that would be very important to us," he says.