Cogent targets service providers in colocation centers with new Prepay 10 Megabit product

15 September 2003 Washington, D.C., Lightwave--Optical Internet service provider Cogent Communications Group announced today the launch of a pre-paid 10-Mbit/sec product for service provider customers for $1,000 a month.

Sep 15th, 2003

15 September 2003 Washington, D.C., Lightwave--Optical Internet service provider Cogent Communications Group announced today the launch of a pre-paid 10-Mbit/sec product for service provider customers for $1,000 a month. The Prepay 10 Megabit service connections are designed for small- to medium-sized service providers that do not have long-term credit histories and need high quality Internet access at an affordable price. Making the product available on a pre-paid basis enables Cogent customers to initiate service more quickly and easily than through other ISPs.

The Prepay 10 Megabit service will be available in over 200 carrier-neutral colocation centers across the United States. Some of the top colocation centers in the country that provide access to Cogent's radically Internet service include Navisite, Equinix, PAIX, LayerOne, and Switch & Data, to name a few. Specific terms of the offer will be posted on Cogent's website at within 30 days.

Cogent Communications is a Tier-1, facilities based, all-optical ISP focused on delivering ultra-high speed Internet access and transport services to businesses in the multi-tenant marketplace and to service providers located in major metropolitan areas across the United States and Canada. Cogent's simple product set includes dedicated, non-oversubscribed bandwidth in 10-Mbit/sec, 100-Mbit/sec and 1,000-Mbit/sec levels in colocation centers across the United States and Canada. These connections are delivered over the company's 80-Gbit/sec backbone, making Cogent's network the largest of its kind in the United States. Cogent's network consists of a dedicated nationwide multiple OC-192 fiber backbone, multiple intra-city OC-48 fiber rings, and optically-interfaced high-speed routers. Cogent has been recognized as the first IP+Optical Cisco Powered Network.

Cogent has made several significant acquisitions including the majority of the U.S. operations of PSINet which resulted in the acquisition of their three data centers located in New York, Los Angeles, and Herndon, VA. Cogent is now offering service in over 30 metropolitan markets with bandwidth ranging from T1 to 1,000 Mbits/sec as well as colocation services in the data center locations.

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