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Cogent Communications


Cogent is a fun and fast-paced company.  We work hard.  We play hard.  If you’re looking for a rewarding challenge, Cogent is the place to be.



"Cogent's competitive advantage lies in our people... their spirit, their energy and their commitment."


Dave Schaeffer, Founder & CEO




Who We Are:

Cogent is a transatlantic Tier 1 Internet service provider consistently ranked as one of the top 10 networks in the world. Our primary service offering consists of Internet access, data transport, colocation and managed modem services--all offered over our award-winning fiber optic, IP data-only network. We service two customer segments: "Corporate" (small businesses to Fortune 100 companies) and "NetCentric" (access providers and content providers whose businesses rely primarily on Internet access). Cogent Communications is a public company trading on the NASDAQ under the symbol CCOI. Cogent is headquartered in the Georgetown area of Washington, D.C.

What you will be doing:

Prospecting and cold calling on customers in assigned territories to generate proposals to business executives of small, medium and large corporate accounts with the goal to meet and exceed established revenue objectives. Candidate will direct call on new customers and analyze client needs relative to Internet connectivity over our unique, in building, Fiber Optic infrastructure. Direct quota bearing responsibility on a monthly and quarterly basis is required.

What we are looking for:


Candidate must have proven experience in finding new business. The successful candidate will possess a minimum of 1-3 years of quantifiable, successful B2B direct telecommunications sales experience in a fast-paced, competitive data/telecommunications OR IT selling environment. A track record of success and recent experience in this environment is required. A College degree is preferred. Proficiency with PC based applications such as Word, Excel, and Siebel a plus.


Competitive compensation package includes uncapped commission structure and over-quota bonuses.


Cogent Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



  • Company Industry:Telecommunications
  • Company Type:Private
  • Number of Employees:101-500
  • Stock Exchange:NASDAQ
  • Stock Symbol:CCOI
  • Annual Sales:$215.5
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