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Cogent Communications

Legacy Clients Include:
NetRail, Allied Riser, OnSite Access, PSINet, FiberCity Networks, Fiber Network Solutions, Applied Theory, LambdaNet, Carrier1, Global Access, Aleron Broadband, NTT/Verio

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About: Founded in 1999 in Washington, D.C., Cogent Communications is a top-ranked Tier 1 Internet Service Provider that provides Internet access and data transport over their IP data-only fiber optic network. No matter the size of your business, Cogent has the right Internet solution for you.

Products & Services:

  • Dedicated Internet Access: Cogent provides Internet services that won't slow you down. Their network is dedicated and non-oversubscribed, meaning you will have reliable access to fast Internet access and an abundance of bandwidth.
    • On-Net Services: Cogent provides On-Net services in over 2,125 buildings within North America, Europe, and Asia. Choosing On-Net service from Cogent ensures pure bandwidth and some of the fastest Internet service available over a dedicated IP Network. With SLA (Service Level Agreements) you are guaranteed 100% global network availability, notification of outage within 15 minutes, and 99.9% package delivery, promoting increased productivity and efficiency, leading to your businesses' success. On-Net services include:
      • Fast Ethernet (100 Mbps): The price of this service is comparable to T1 (a more traditional Internet option) but offers about 65 times more bandwidth. With Fast Ethernet On-Net from Cogent, you get guaranteed speeds of 100 Mbps so that you can run your business productively and efficiently.
      • Gigabit Ethernet (200 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps): This service provides all the advantages of Fast Ethernet but is about 10 times faster. This type of Ethernet came into use starting in 1999, and since then has become one of the fastest Ethernet options available. This option is best for businesses needing extremely fast and reliable Fiber Internet.
    • Off-Net Services: For those who are in need of Off-Net service, Cogent can connect customers through a tail circuit to their Tier 1 backbone, all while still guaranteeing the advantages of Cogent's worldwide fiber network. Off-Net services maintain the same SLAs as On-Net services, and provide as many IP addresses as you need at no extra charge. With Off-Net services you also receive 24/7 support and guaranteed installation intervals. Off-Net services include:
      • Fast Ethernet (100 Mbps): For those who are based out of locations that do not currently directly connect to Cogent's fiber optic network, Cogent can still provide your business Internet access via Off-Net Fast Ethernet loops. This is Cogent's most popular product, and for good reason.
      • GigE (200 to 1,000 Mbps): Larger businesses or enterprises can choose GigE over Fast Ethernet as a more suitable option. Cogent's Off-Net GigE provides Gigabit Ethernet or fiber Internet that will reach speeds up to 1,000 Mbps.
      • T1 (1.5 Mpbs): T1 from Cogent is a more traditional Internet service and is likely to meet the needs of a majority of small businesses. This service is unique to Cogent as it ensures the service is strictly dedicated to you, not shared, and is priced comparatively or lesser than that of other Internet Service Providers. With T1 from Cogent, you receive unlimited static IP addresses, 24/7 support, reliable Internet service, and proactive monitoring of your line.
      • T3 (45 Mbps): For bottleneck-free connectivity and speeds that reach 45 Mbps, T3 service is best for you. This service is most attractive to larger businesses and those who are growing or anticipate growing in the near future.
      • OC3 to OC48 (155 Mbps to 2,500 Mbps): This option of service is best for very large businesses. Cogent provides OC services from 155 Mbps (OC3) all the way to 2.5 Gbps (OC48). These services truly display the benefits of Cogent's non-oversubscribed backbone network, and are able to support any and all of the traffic a customer can produce. With this service, you will eliminate down-time and will increase productivity, all while being Off-Net.
  • IP Transit: IP transit, also known as Internet Connectivity grants high speed access to Cogent's Global Internet. Cogent Provides IP transit that runs over their worldwide Tier 1 optical IP network that is IPv6 enabled. Cogent's Autonomous System AS174 is directly connected to over 5,270 Autonomous System networks worldwide and an internetworking capacity of over 58,3000 Gbps. With a fiber optic network that is 27,200 miles and has approximately 59,000 route miles of fiber, your IP Transit services are first-in-class with Cogent as your provider. Features include full SLA, quick installation and around the clock customer support.
    • Interfaces Include:
      • Fast Ethernet
      • Gigabit Ethernet
      • 10 Gigabit Internet
      • TDM (T1/E1, DS3/E3, OC-X/STM-N)
    • Customizable Options:
      • Static Routing Configuration or BGP
      • IPv6 native
      • Link Aggregation
      • Primary or Secondary DNS
      • Black Hole server for DDOS mitigation
      • Multiple BGP sessions
  • Ethernet Services: Cogent provides Ethernet transport services that allow for the transmission of private data across the globe over a secure network. Cogent's MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) enabled optical IP network connects to 2,125 office buildings as well as data centers, and Off-Net capabilities further that reach allowing for increased business collaboration.
    • Ethernet Point-to-Point: With this service from Cogent, you have the ability to construct your own private connection between any two given points within Cogent's network, meaning you can safely transport data from Point A to Point B at the literal speed of light. Cogent can develop customized connections according to your business needs. With an SLA that guarantees 100 % global network availability, quick installation, and 24/7 support, Ethernet Point-to-Point by Cogent allows your business to connect privately. Different product types include:
      • Global Fast Ethernet (100 Mbps): This option of service is best for Enterprise customers as it creates a fast connection between multiple office locations.
      • Global Gigabit Ethernet (From 200 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps): Cogent's GigE point-to-point connections are the best solution for large Enterprises or NetCentric customers who not only need room to grow, but additionally need a redundancy or backup network.
      • Global 10 Gigabit Ethernet (From 2,000 Mbps to 10,000 Mbps): Cogent's point-to-point 10GigE connections are best for NetCentric customers who use high-0speed applications and need to build their own private network to combine public Internet exchanges, or need to easily access remote locations.
    • VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service): With VPLS from Cogent, you have the ability to completely mesh and interconnect all of your business sites with a single port at each location. All of your sites are connected into a single LAN. The different interfaces offered at different speeds include:
      • Global Fast Ethernet (100 Mbps): This interface is best for Enterprise customers as it creates secure and quick connections between multiple sites.
      • Global Gigabit Ethernet (From 200 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps): Cogent's VPLS GigE connections are best for large Enterprises who are growing or need video distribution to several offices at the same time.
      • Global 10 Gigabit Ethernet (From 2,000 Mbps to 10,000 Mbps): For companies requiring connection for high speed applications, Cogent's VPLS 10GigE is sure to provide a secure connection for your businesses needs so that you can get the most of your bandwidth.
  • Colocation Services: Though it is great to have technical equipment for your company, it is important to keep that equipment safe. This is where Cogent comes in. Colocate your equipment on a full (39U) rack within a top-notch data center that is specifically constructed to ensure the security as well as safety of your equipment. The full rack includes 29 IP addresses, fairly priced 20- or 30-amp circuits, and a cross connection to Cogent bandwidth. Cogent operates 50 data centers within North America and Europe, that are monitored 24/7. Product Types include:
    • Cogent 10 Mbps Colo.: This option is best for small customers, as it provides optimal connectivity and rack space with space for growth
    • Cogent 100 Mbps Colo.: Cogent's most popular colocation option, this provides enough bandwidth to genuinely promote your company or business.
    • Cogent 1,000 Mbps Colo.: This product is best for larger businesses that are regularly adding GigE's as their business grows.
    • Cogent 10,000 Mbps Colo.: This option is best for businesses that generate a large amount of traffic.
    • Cogent Utility Computing: For those that do not want to set up their own servers, Cogent lets you choose the right configuration for your content delivery platform or application, and then provides you with dedicated servers specifically designed for the highest bandwidth output for you.

If you are interested in a free telecom audit, or need telecom expense management assistance or simply would like for one of our telecom consultants to review your bills, call our Converged Network Services team at 877-598-3999.

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