WASHINGTON, D.C. AND DALLAS, TEXAS, June 10, 2015 – Both companies issued the following statement:
Cogent (NASDAQ:CCOI, news, filings) and AT&T (NYSE:T, news, filings) have signed a long-term, bilateral interconnection agreement for their IP networks. This will not only improve efficiency of traffic exchange, but also create additional capacity and new interconnection locations between the networks allowing customers to continue to experience high-quality performance and network reliability. As the Internet continues to evolve, collaborations between Internet service providers facilitate the dynamic, robust and reliable exchange of Internet traffic.
“Both Cogent and AT&T’s customers will benefit from this agreement for years to come,” said Dave Schaeffer, chief executive officer for Cogent. “We are putting customer needs at the forefront by enabling an expanded, secure and resilient interconnection environment.”
“We ensure our customers have the best network experience possible,” said Roman Pacewicz, senior vice president of Marketing & Global Strategy for AT&T Business Solutions. “With the added capacity and new interconnection locations, customers can continue to depend on AT&T to deliver high performance speeds to meet their needs.”