Cogent Expands U.S., European Footprint

Cogent Communications Group Inc., a facilities-based ISP, is expanding its footprint in the United States and Europe.

The companys new on-net markets include Baltimore, Cleveland, Portland, Ore., and St. Louis in the United States, and Copenhagen, Denmark; Nuremberg, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Vigo, Spain; and Porto, Portugal, in Europe.

Cogent is providing all of its services — wholesale and retail — in these markets, Internet transit and Layer 2 point-to-point.

The provider also says it has boosted its trans-Atlantic capacity; it now owns an OC-192 between New York and Madrid, Spain, an OC-192 between Boston and London, and an OC-48 between Washington, D.C. and Frankfurt, Germany.

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