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Cogent Signs a Peer

Multilateral peering relationship with Paix.net to expand performance and reach of Cogent's all-optical network

January 22, 2002

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Cogent Communications, a Tier One provider of ultra high-speed Internet access and long-haul and metropolitan transport services, today announced a multi-year agreement with PAIX.net, Inc. (PAIX), including all PAIX locations throughout the United States. PAIX is a leading carrier-neutral Internet exchange and subsidiary of Metromedia Fiber Network, Inc. (MFN) (Nasdaq: MFNX - news). This agreement allows Cogent to maximize multi-lateral peering relationships to further enhance the efficiency and performance of its network. Cogent will leverage the reliability, security, and scalability provided through PAIX's locations to deliver unprecedented bandwidth services at radically low cost to its commercial and service provider customers. "Cogent is very pleased to reach an agreement with PAIX that allows Cogent to create private and public third-party peering relationships at all the PAIX facilities in the United States," said Dave Schaeffer, CEO and founder of Cogent Communications. "Cogent clearly benefits from using the PAIX peering points to further build relationships with other third party service providers who share the same goal of providing their customers the best experience possible while on the Internet," he added.Cogent Communications Inc.Paix.net Inc.

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