Our primary service offering consists of Internet access and data transport offered over our award-winning fiber optic, IP data-only network, along with colocation in any of our 55 Internet data centers.
We service 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).
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, we built our own IP data network independent of the traditional voice-based networks owned by the RBOCs (regional bell operating companies). By doing so, we believed we could reduce the cost of high quality bandwidth down to a level never before offered in the marketplace. Today, we are widely recognized as one of the largest carriers of Internet traffic in the world.