Cogent takes ax to Ethernet prices

Cogent Communications, which often has received notice for its aggressiveness marketing and selling of Ethernet services, is dropping the prices for long-term and high-volume Ethernet service contracts. The new prices include $7 per megabit with a three-year contract, and as low as $6 per megabit for 100 Mbps or more volume, as well as other new offers. The slashed pricing is sure to gain some notice in the highly competitive carrier Ethernet market.

One of the company's key competitors is Level 3 Communications, which was on the ropes a few months back as it struggled with M&A integration challenges, but now seems to be in recovery mode. Maybe Cogent is hoping to strike while Level 3 is still somewhat dizzy from past events.

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