Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Happy Internet Day: 25 Years Ago Today The World Wide Web Began!


On this day back in 1991, a British researcher working in Switzerland suddenly opened a little thing called the World Wide Web to the public. And now, 25 years later, it’s safe to say that the WWW has changed just about every aspect of our lives — for better and for worse.

The child of Tim Berners-Lee, who was then working at CERN, it has had an impact so profound and complicated that it’s difficult to even know how to make sense of it all. For some entrepreneurs, it has created vast wealth. It has toppled industries and given rise to others. It has created unprecedented power to publish and bolstered free speech, even as it has coarsened public dialogue and allowed hate groups to organize. But one thing we can marvel at today is its sheer size.

There are 1.07 billion websites, though an estimated 75 percent are not active, according to Internet Live Stats. The are 4.73 billion webpages. And while the internet is more than just the World Wide Web, it’s worth noting that there are 3.4 billion people on the internet.


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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Cogent Communications Your Internet Choice Provider!

Cogent is a multinational Tier 1 Internet Service Provider consistently ranked as one of the top five networks in the world. Our primary service offering consists of Internet access and data transport, offered over our award-winning fiber optic, IP data-only network, along with colocation in any of our 51 Internet data centers. We service two customer segments: "Corporate" (small businesses to Fortune 100 companies) and "NetCentric" (Carriers / Service Providers and Application / Content Providers, whose businesses rely primarily on Internet access).

Cogent's optical IP network is one of the largest of its kind, with direct IP connectivity to more than 5,615 AS (Autonomous System) networks around the world and over 75,500 Gbps internetworking capacity. Cogent's network is IPv6 and MPLS enabled, providing state-of-the-art solutions for businesses. Being a facilities-based carrier, Cogent takes advantage of full end-to-end control over its transport and routing technology to provide reliable and scalable service.

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Cogent's network stretches over 190 markets throughout 41 countries in North America, Europe and Asia, with over 56,100 route miles of long-haul fiber and over 28,300 miles of metropolitan fiber. Cogent Data Centers Cogent owns and operates 51 data centers in North America and Europe. Service Locations Cogent has over 2,250 strategically located points of presence throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

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