AT&T, Cogent enter new interconnection pact
Jun. 10, 2015 9:52 AM ETAT&T Inc. (T)T, CCOIBy: Jason Aycock, SA News Editor
- AT&T (T +0.6%) and Cogent Communications (CCOI +0.8%) have issued a statement saying they've made a new long-term interconnection deal governing their IP networks.
- The deal is said not only to increase efficiency but also add capacity and new interconnect locations between the two.
- Were the worries about the FCC's new regulations much ado about not much? The deal follows a number of agreements over the past couple of months, including Comcast/Level 3, AT&T/Level 3, and Verizon/Cogent -- suggesting that the conflicts may be giving way to friendlier dealmaking.