Cogent Expands POPs

Cogent Communications creates new business opportunities across North America with expansion into additional switch and data sites

June 30, 2008

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TAMPA, Fla. -- Switch and Data (NASDAQ: SDXC - News), a leading provider of Internet exchange and colocation services, announced today that Cogent Communications Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCOI - News), one of the largest Ethernet Internet service providers in the world, has deployed additional points of presence (POPs) in Switch and Data’s network-neutral colocation and Internet exchange sites in Cleveland, Phoenix and Sunnyvale, CA. Cogent provides low-cost, high-speed Internet access and IP connectivity. Gaining fast, cost-effective access to critical masses of customers is central to its sales and distribution strategy. Cogent deploys network in Switch and Data’s sites to market its Ethernet Internet transit services.

Cogent is a Tier 1 Internet Service Provider, ranked among the top five networks in the world. It provides dedicated, non-oversubscribed Internet access backed by a leading Service Level Agreement. The company has grown quickly by providing its customers with a simple product, rapid service installation, and proactive customer support. Its reliable and affordable bandwidth has attracted thousands of customers.

“The ability to land in a Switch and Data site once and then provision multiple low-cost cross connects to customers, compliments our bandwidth price leadership to provide a compelling value proposition,” explained Jeff Karnes, Chief Revenue Officer, Cogent Communications. “Switch and Data’s broad footprint of densely interconnected sites across North America makes them a natural partner as we expand our network to meet new customers and peer our traffic to enhance performance.”

Switch and Data (Nasdaq: SDXC)

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