Cogent and Level 3 Communications could be kicking off the initial disputes to the FCC's new net neutrality rules with a focus on how incumbent telcos and cable operators like Verizon and Comcast are degrading Internet traffic that goes to consumers' homes.
ISP Cogent Communications adopted a new holding company structure in which Cogent Communications becomes a subsidiary of Cogent Communications Holdings.
Level 3 Communications, a major wholesale provider to content companies like Netflix, has accused five unnamed U.S. ISPs and one European ISP of abusing their market power to effectively put a limit on the amount of traffic the transit provider can route over these ISPs' last mile networks.
Cogent Communications is taking a new approach to solving the Internet traffic exchange process by offering to pay U.S.-based Tier 1 telcos and cable operators (Verizon, Comcast, AT&T and Time Warner Cable) for necessary network upgrades.
Orange Business has regained its standing as the top global Ethernet provider from BT Global Services on Vertical Systems Group's 2013 Global Provider Ethernet Leaderboard.
Verizon's broadband users have been seeing a less than optimal quality Netflix video streaming experience thanks, reportedly, to a network peering fight the telco is engaged in with bandwidth provider Cogent Communications, a GigaOM article says.
Cogent Communications reported that on-net network revenue rose 2.1 percent sequentially to $61.7 million with the addition of business and wholesale service customers in Q1 2013.
Cogent Communications reported on Thursday that Q4 2012 service revenue rose 3.7 percent to $82.6 million as the amount of connections on its network increased to a total of 34,811 customers.
France Telecom is the latest service provider to become engaged in a traffic peering scuffle with Google and its Internet backbone provider Cogent Communications.
Dave Schaeffer, CEO and chairman of Cogent Communications (Nasdaq: CCOI), isn't afraid of scaling his business through a mix of acquisitions, but right now he's not seeing deals that would add value