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Cogent Communications CEO to Present at the Thomas Weisel Partners Technology & Telecom Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 30, 2009 - Cogent Communications Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCOI), one of the largest Ethernet Internet service providers in the world, today announced that Dave Schaeffer, Cogent's chief executive officer, will present at the Thomas Weisel Partners Technology & Telecom Conference 2009 at 9:45 am PST, February 9th. The conference is being held at The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.

Investors and other interested parties may access a live audio webcast of the presentation by going to the Investor Relations section of Cogent's website (http://www.cogentco.com/us/ir_events.php) to access the link to the live audio webcast. A replay of the webcast will be available on Cogent's IR website for 30 days following the presentation.

About Cogent Communications

Cogent Communications (NASDAQ: CCOI) is a multinational, Tier 1 facilities-based ISP, operating one of the largest capacity IP networks in existence with lit capacities ranging from 80 to 240 Gigabits per second. Cogent specializes in providing businesses with high speed Internet access and point-to-point transport services. Cogent's facilities-based, all-optical IP network backbone provides IP services in over 110 markets located in North America and Europe.

Since Cogent's inception, Cogent has unleashed the benefits of IP technology, building one of the largest and highest capacity IP networks in existence. This network enables Cogent to offer large bandwidth connections at highly competitive prices. Cogent also offers superior customer support by virtue of its end-to-end control of service delivery and network monitoring.

Cogent Communications is headquartered at 1015 31st Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007. For more information, visit www.cogentco.com. Cogent Communications can be reached in the United States at (202) 295-4200 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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