Cogent: Congestion freeing up on interconnections

Oct. 02, 2015 10:33 AM ETCogent Communications Holdings, Inc. (CCOI)CCOIBy: Jason Aycock, SA News Editor
  • Cogent Communications (CCOI -1.9%) CEO Dave Schaeffer says that net neutrality-focused moves in both the U.S. and the UK -- along with some contemporaneous interconnection deals it made -- have seen its connections on key networks go nearly congestion free.
  • Connections to Comcast have freed up, and along with deals with AT&T and Verizon it made around the time the FCC rolled out new rules, those networks have become uncongested as well, he said at Deutsche Bank's conference.
  • The company's also pursuing similar deals with a number of providers, including Time Warner Cable, CenturyLink, Orange, Telefonica, and Deutsche Telekom.
  • "We are in active negotiations with Time Warner Cable and CenturyLink and we believe we will get deals done based on the threat of litigation under the current regulatory rules," Schaeffer said.

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