Cogent Communications is a multinational internet service provider based in the United States. Cogent's primary services consist of Internet access and data transport, offered on fiber optic, IP data-only network, along with colocation in data centers.
Cogent's AS (174) has one of the highest-ranked connectivity degrees on the Internet.
Cogent was founded in 1999 at the peak of the industry's growth. In three years, Cogent acquired 13 other carriers, purchasing $14 billion in capital for $60 million, including $4 billion worth of Property, Plant and Equipment.
September 2001 - Acquires the assets of NetRail