Tech Talks: Cogent Offers Low-Cost, High-Speed Internet Solutions

Cogent-Logo_ColorIn order to serve as a trusted advisor to our clients, we need to stay up to speed with the latest IT trends and solutions. To achieve that, our team of IT experts attends weekly training sessions conducted by various IT solution providers. Based on our extensive experience and sales volume with the suppliers, we receive exclusive, direct and usually in person training from these vendors. Our Tech Talks blog series offers a snapshot of these educational sessions.

Businesses today can’t achieve success and stay competitive without a fast, reliable internet connection. If you’re looking for high-speed connectivity that’s not only affordable but also comes backed by one of the best SLAs available, you might want to consider solutions from Cogent. Representatives from this multinational internet service provider (ISP) recently met with our team of expert cloud consultants to discuss how their offerings can benefit businesses. Here’s everything you need to know about Cogent’s products and services and how they might be able to give your organization a boost.

Provider Overview
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Cogent is a Tier 1 Internet Service Provider whose primary service offering includes internet access and data transport. The ISP offers high-speed connectivity to its customers via a fiber optic, IP data-only network, which reaches not only across North America but also throughout Europe and to Asia.

Cogent was founded 20 years ago based on the idea that bandwidth can be mass produced and positioned for sale based on price. With an IP data network independent from traditional voice-based networks, this provider has earned worldwide recognition as one of the largest carriers of internet traffic and has some of the lowest cost offerings in the industry. Additionally, Cogent is a particularly good choice for organizations located in mid- and high-rise buildings.

Featured Offerings
Cogent’s key advantages compared to other providers in the industry include dedicated and non-oversubscribed customer connections, a simple network structure that makes rapid provisioning possible, and a “self-healing” ring architecture design that minimizes downtime. For customers seeking low-cost, high-speed connectivity solutions, Cogent offers the following range of products and services.

Dedicated internet access: Get low-cost, high performance bandwidth from 10 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps. Cogent Dedicated Internet Access can be provided either via fiber in one of the vendor’s On-Net buildings or Off-Net using telco tail circuits. This service is also backed by one of the best SLAs around, which guarantees 100 percent global network availability, proactive outage notification (within 15 minutes), 99.9 percent packet delivery, and under 45 milliseconds of round trip latency.

Ethernet: Data transport services from Cogent allow businesses to securely transmit sensitive information via large capacity pipes. This provider can meet your specific private line requirements (including point-to-point transmission, multipoint-to-multipoint, hub and spoke, and full mesh).

IP transit: This offering gives your organization scalable and reliable connectivity via a Tier 1 all-optical next-generation IP network. Cogent’s network is not only one of the largest of its type but also has upwards of 6,510 Autonomous Systems connected to it.

Colocation: Cogent maintains 52 cutting-edge internet data centers, each designed and constructed for maximum security. With features like complete fire detection and suppression plans as well as robust back up systems, you can rest assured your equipment is safe.

For more information about Cogent and other service providers, please contact our team of expert techs. We have experience with a wide range of offerings from providers in our partner network, which allows us to serve as our clients’ trusted advisor. Our vendor agnostic approach means that you’ll get an objective view of each product’s weaknesses as well as strengths, something you won’t get from provider sales reps.

Additionally, because of our price parity guarantee, the cost to you will stay the same whether you partner with us or go directly to the vendor. Learn more by calling 877-599-3999 or emailing sales@stratospherenetworks.com.

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