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Cogent (Cogent Communications, Inc.)
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Cogent Communications (AMEX: COI) is a multinational, Tier 1 facilities-based ISP that specializes in providing businesses with high speed Internet access and point-to-point transport services. Cogent's facilities-based, all-optical IP network backbone spans 11 countries and provides IP services in markets located in North America and Europe. Since Cogent's inception, Cogent has exploited the benefits that IP technology provides, building one of the largest and highest capacity IP networks in existence. This network enables Cogent to offer large bandwidth connections at highly competitive prices. Network ownership also enables Cogent to offer superior customer support through the ability to control service delivery and network monitoring end-to-end.
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Cogent Contact Numbers
Questions about pricing or to order services: 312-960-6904 Mention T1 Shopper for faster service!
Questions about billing: 877-726-4368
Technical Support: 877-7-COGENT
Kevin L. Driscoll
COGENT COMMUNICATIONS, Inc.
Regional Account Manager
221 N. Lasalle, Suite 3000
Chicago, IL 60601
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Cogent Top Rankings/News
Cogent consistently ranks among the top 10 global networks in the world by third party researchers. Recently, Cogent was named the Fastest Growing Company in Washington, DC by the Washington Business Journal.
COGENT COMMUNICATIONS RANKED BY OVUM-RHK AS THE LARGEST ETHERNET SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE UNITED STATES - Washington, D.C., July 6, 2005
Dave Schaeffer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Cogent has approximately 400 employees.
Cogent Key Dates
Cogent started operations in 1999. Since then, it has dynamically expanded and become the largest Ethernet service provider in the United States as ranked by Ovum-RHK and a top five global service provider in over 95 major markets in 14 countries.
Cogent began construction of a network optimized for data traffic and launched service in four initial markets in 2000. That same year, major telcos announced for the first time ever that global networks carried more data traffic than voice traffic. Cogent was perfectly positioned to step into this growing market. Today we are rapidly becoming one of the largest carriers of data traffic in the world.
Although debuting at the height of the telecom industry, Cogent soon found vast market wealth eradicated and many other ISPs thrown into a state of turmoil. In a survival of the fittest competition, Cogent became the consolidator in a consolidating market. Over three brief years, Cogent completed 13 acquisitions of other flailing providers. Whether it was an entire company or just select assets, Cogent was able to acquire valuable network assets, customers, peering relationships and building access agreements for pennies on the dollar.
Among Cogent’s 13 acquisitions to date include three of the original generation Internet service providers who were pioneers in the late 1980s and early 1990s. These companies—PSINet (originally Performance Systems International), NetRail and Aleron (originally AGIS/Net99)—were the earliest providers of commercial Internet service. While these first generation ISPs made great contributions to the rapid growth and success of the Internet, their business models and networks could not keep pace with technology and market demands.
Other strategic acquisitions include assets from: Allied Riser, OnSite Access, Fiber City, Fiber Network Solutions, Applied Theory, LambdaNet France and Spain, Carrier1, Unlimited Fiber Optics, Global Access, Aleron, NTT/Verio.
Geographic Expansion History
Cogent aims to serve top tier markets where connectivity demands are highest.
At the end of 2000, we launched service in just four U.S. cities. In 2001, we completed our network rollout to 20 major U.S. cities. The next year, we expanded our network into Toronto, Canada, and also began offering Off-Net (T1/T3) services in more than 30 new markets.
In 2004, we crossed the Atlantic into Europe. We currently serve over 55 European markets and now offer Layer 2 Point-to-Point services across our international network. Our successful geographic expansion at such a rapid pace has been, in large part, due to our ability to surgically acquire the network assets we need most from financially troubled companies.
1015 31st Street
NW Washington, DC 20007
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