83% of US companies to use high-speed lines for WAN services by 2009

The number of medium and large organizations in North America using high speed access for metro and WAN services will grow from 15% and 63%, respectively, in 2004, to 50% and 83% in 2009, according to Infonetics Research. An interesting phenomenon is the current migration away from traditional high speed access methods like frame relay, ATM, and private line toward “next gen access” methods like Ethernet, SONET, WDM, DSL, and PON for metro and WAN services.