Cogent’s primary service offering consists of internet access and data transport offered over their award-winning fiber optic, IP data-only network, along with colocation in any of 54 internet data centers.
Cogent is servicing two customer segments: “corporate” (small businesses to Fortune 100 companies) and “netcentric” (carriers/service providers and application/content providers, whose businesses rely primarily on internet access).
Their innovative, facilities-based network spans six continents: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa. With over 59,700 route miles of intercity fiber and more than 38,300 metro fiber miles, they provide service to over 212 major markets and interconnect with over 7,530 other networks.
Cogent was founded on the premise that bandwidth can be treated like a commodity -produce mass amounts and position it for sale based on price. Leveraging new technologies, they built their own IP data network independent of the traditional voice-based networks owned by the RBOCs (regional bell operating companies). This was done to reduce the cost of high-quality bandwidth down to a level never before offered in the marketplace. Today, they are widely recognized as one of the largest carriers of internet traffic in the world.