Cogent Communications and Looking Glass Networks sign multimillion-dollar dark fiber and building laterals agreement

August 21, 2002--Looking Glass Networks Inc. has announced a contract valued at over $10 million with Cogent Communications to build dark fiber networks to be lit by Cogent in nine metro markets and provide connectivity to over 100 key enterprise buildings in those cities.

August 21, 2002--Looking Glass Networks Inc., a facilities-based provider of metropolitan data transport services, has announced a contract valued at over $10 million with Cogent Communications, a next-generation optical Internet service provider, to build dark fiber networks to be lit by Cogent in nine metro markets and provide connectivity to over 100 key enterprise buildings in those cities.

Looking Glass will expedite the delivery of Cogent's ultra-high speed Internet access and transport services to meet growing demand in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. Demand for Cogent's service has exceeded expectations, hence Cogent has increased the scope of the original contract, signed in December 2001. Combining dark fiber from Looking Glass' backbone with specialized lateral connections, Cogent will increase its connectivity and extend its reach to new buildings in nine markets by the end of the year.

"Looking Glass' proven experience, existing network footprint, and ability to rapidly connect to Cogent's desired locations are all key factors in our decision to expand our relationship with Looking Glass as a dark fiber metro network provider in several markets," asserts Dave Schaeffer, chief executive officer, Cogent Communications.

For more information about Looking Glass Networks Inc. (Oak Brook, IL), visit the company's Web site at www.lglass.net.

For additional information about Cogent Communications (Washington, D.C.) visit www.cogentco.com.

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