High bandwidth providers Hibernia Atlantic and Tinet will run high capacity 10 Gbps broadband connections through Toronto and other major centres in North America, the companies say. The new broadband infrastructure will increase capacity for global broadband Internet wholesalers in the North American market. The companies have announced that the capacity increase is a result of rising customer demand for wholesale services, such as Ethernet Private Lines, VPLS and IP Transit. Tinet is a privately owned Internet protocol and Ethernet wholesaler based in Italy and Hibernia Atlantic operates an undersea fibre-optic cable connecting Ireland to Canada. The company is a subsidiary of US-based Columbia Ventures Corporation (CVC).