October 1, 2002 -- Optical Internet service provider Cogent Communications Group announced today that it has upgraded the services at the three data centers acquired through the purchase of PSINet assets. Each data center (or colocation facility) will provide rack space and connectivity to Cogent's dedicated, all optical Internet transit service. Cogent acquired the U.S. operations of PSINet and is now servicing 33 metropolitan markets with services ranging from T1 and T3, to 100-Mbit/sec and 1,000-Mbit/sec Internet connectivity and transport services.
Data center connections will be available at $30 per megabit for 100-Mbit/sec and 1,000-Mbit/sec speeds. The locations of the data centers are Los Angeles, New York City, and Herndon, Virginia.
Cogent is launching a promotion of free rack space when customers, enterprises, and service providers purchase a 100- or 1,000-Mbit/sec connection at any of the three colocation facilities. Included with the rack space are one fast Ethernet port, two 20-amp circuits, uninterruptible power, secure facilities, and full environmental controls.
Cogent's facilities-based, all-optical end-to-end IP network enables 100-Mbit/sec and 1000-Mbit/sec connectivity for low, unmetered pricing levels. The 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 Communications is headquartered in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.cogentco.com.