Quote from the Press Release.:
"During the past 15 months, Second Life's population has expanded from 100,000 to more than five million registered users worldwide," said Joe Miller, vice president, Platform and Technology Development for Linden Lab. "Level 3's tier 1 infrastructure and 10 gigabit capacity will help us to enable Second Life's 'Residents' to experience fast, reliable access, and allow us to increase bandwidth as our needs and user growth dictate."We can only hope, this will mean any positive difference for our inworld experience. TP and border crossings might get faster between San Fran and Dallas sims. But likely this more a upgrade in anticipation of further growth of the grid and residents number.