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Cogent Communications CEO to Present at Two Upcoming Conferences

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 14, 2012 – Cogent Communications Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCOI), one of the largest Internet service providers in the world, today announced that Dave Schaeffer, Cogent's chief executive officer, will present at the following conferences:

The Barclays Capital 2012 Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference is being held at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in New York, NY. Dave Schaeffer will be presenting on Tuesday, May 22nd at 9:30 a.m. ET.

The B. Riley & Co. 13th Annual Investor Conference is being held at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, CA. Dave Schaeffer will be presenting at 3:00 p.m. PT on Wednesday, May 23rd.

Investors and other interested parties may access a live audio webcast of the conference presentations by going to the "Events" section of Cogent's website at www.cogentco.com/events. A replay of the webcasts will be available on Cogent's website for 90 days following the presentations.

About Cogent Communications

Cogent Communications (NASDAQ: CCOI) is a multinational, Tier 1 facilities-based ISP, consistently ranked as one of the top five networks in the world. Cogent specializes in providing businesses with high speed Internet access, point-to-point transport and colocation services. Cogent's facilities-based, all-optical IP network backbone provides IP services in over 175 markets globally.

Since its inception, Cogent has unleashed the benefits of IP technology, building one of the largest and highest capacity IP networks in the world. 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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