Jun, 2002 : Cogent Delivers Transport Services to C-SPAN


📅 - Optical Internet service provider Cogent Communications Group, Inc. (cogent.com) announced on Monday that it has been selected by political broadcasting network C-SPAN (c-span.org) to provide a point-to-point high bandwidth connection to enable a two-way distance learning program for University of Denver students.

Using Cogent's 100 Mbps dedicated transport connection, C-SPAN's distance learning program is taught by Dr. John Splaine, who develops and teaches accredited courses to DU students based at the Distance Learning Studio of The Cable Center, adjacent to the DU Campus. Conducting the course from Washington, DC, Dr. Splaine is able to have elected officials, national journalists and policy experts as speakers. The course also uses C-SPAN's on-location field cameras, as they cover unfolding events, and its archives containing thousands of hours of political programming.
"Cogent's dedicated bandwidth and ring architecture provided C-SPAN with a level of comfort that no other ISP could match," said Barry Katz, C-SPAN's Video Assets Manager. "Knowing that the bandwidth would be there all the time and that the transmission could not be interrupted, even if there was a fiber cut, was a big factor in selecting Cogent to provide the point-to-point connection."
Cogent says its all-optical network is layer 3 protected and built in a series of physical rings, both on the backbone and in metro areas. The architecture allows the network's routers to detect fiber cuts and redirect data around the ring in the other direction, restoring transmission in less than a second.

Reads: 1659 | Category: General | Source: TheWHIR : Web Host Industry Reviews

Want to add a website news or press release ? Just do it, it's free! Use add web hosting news!

Other news


xo.com📅 - XO Communications Files for Chapter 11 Protection - Broadband communications services provider XO Communications (XO.com 👉 Total Reviews: 5
🙌 Average Rating: 1 / 10
👍 Good Reviews: 0
👎 Bad Reviews: 5
👈 Official Responses: 0
) announced on Monday that it has filed a voluntary petition to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code in the US Bankruptcy court for the Southern District of New York. XO says the Chapter 11 filing is limited to the parent corporation, XO Communications Inc., and does not include any of the company's subsidiaries. As such, the filing is not expected to affect the relationships between subsidiaries and their customers and vendors. The company says it does not expect any reductions in workforce or facility closings as a result of the filings, and will continue to pay ...
📅 - Plesk Announces Server Administrator 5.0 Promotion - Automated Web hosting software developer Plesk Inc. (plesk.com) announced on Monday that it is introducing an introductory promotion for the upcoming release of its Plesk Server Administrator version 5.0 Master. The new product will include a single-console interface designed to consolidate and automate the management of Linux and Unix servers running hosting plans. According to Plesk, hosting professionals who purchase PSA 2.5 before June 30 will receive a free 10-server key of PSA 5.0 Master, a list price of $199, which is scheduled for release in early September. The PSA 5.0 Master solution, says Plesk, allows administrators, hosting providers, resellers or ...
📅 - Competition Heavy for Control of .org Domain - Competition for the right to manage the .org domain name registry is reportedly fierce, with as many as eight or nine bids expected when the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers decides, at a meeting this month in Romania, who should manage the database. VeriSign Inc., the company that currently manages the registry of addresses for noncommercial organizations, struck a deal with ICANN last year, giving up control of the .org designation in exchange for an extension of its management of the .com and .net addresses. VeriSign also pledged $5 million to assist in the transition. Though the management of the .org domain was originally intended ...
📅 - Tier 1 Re-Launches Sector Information Exchange - Specialized Internet infrastructure research and consulting firm Tier 1 Research (tier1research.com) announced on Wednesday that it has re-launched the Sector Information eXchange located at the company's Web site. The site, says Tier 1, provides subscribers with access to a collection of informational databases that have proven useful to vendors, investors and enterprise IT departments. The password-protected site includes the results of two years? analytical commentary, nearly 1,000 data centers, 8,000 enterprise applications, vendor Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) data and more. The publicly accessible site, says Tier 1, has ...
📅 - Sun Microsystems Introduces Low-End Server - Server manufacturer Sun Microsystems Inc. (sun.com) announced on Tuesday that it is releasing the new Sun Fire V480 server, an entry-level rack-optimized device with up to four 900 MHz UltraSPARC III processors. Starting at $23,000 for the base configuration, the Sun Fire V480, says Sun, is positioned in the company's entry level server family between the 280R and V880 servers "With the new Sun Fire V480 server, we're building on the stellar success of our entry level Sun Fire server family with a premium four-way server, incorporating enterprise features and performance at prices that will certainly attract Wintel users along with our traditional customer ...
switchanddata.com📅 - Switch and Data Forms Agreement With Cogent - Carrier-neutral colocation provider Switch and Data (SwitchandData.com) announced on Wednesday that it has formed a new agreement with Internet access and transport service provider Cogent Communications Group Inc. (cogent.com). According to the agreement, Cogent will provide 100 Mbps and Gigabit Ethernet high-speed Internet access to enhance Switch and Data's SingleConnect offering. By including Cogent's solutions in the offering, says Switch and Data, the company is able to offer its customers a greater choice in Internet access and transport services. "As Switch and Data continues to expand its choices for bandwidth solutions," says Jim ...