An anonymous reader points us to an interview with the founder of quantum cryptography pioneer MagiQ Technologies
. From the article: "Q: When do you think we'll see service providers offer quantum cryptography services to their end-customers? A: This will happen within one year and we'll see fairly wide adoption within the next three years. We are working with big carriers such as Verizon and AT&T as well as some companies that own fiber networks. The goal is to embed quantum cryptography into the technology infrastructure so it becomes totally transparent to the end-user..."
The cost of a pair of MagiQ boxes to implement point-to-point encryption on a 120-km link is $100,000 plus service.