ATLANTA, GA — November 7, 2011 — EarthLink, Inc., (NASDAQ:ELNK, news, filings), a leading IP infrastructure and services company, today announced that World Telecom Group (WTG), a nationwide master agency named the number one Master Agent in the U.S. by Telecom Association in 2010, has signed EarthLink Business's new nationwide Channel Partner agreement. The new agreement empowers WTG Agent Partners to sell EarthLink Business voice, data and managed services products nationwide across its newly expanded network footprint, which includes a nationwide MLPS platform and 28,000 route fiber miles.
"EarthLink's thoughtful and strategic evolution as a managed services provider and the launch of its new nationwide voice and data IP services later this year make the company a compelling choice for customers and an important Provider Partner for us," said Vince Bradley, President and CEO, World Telecom Group. "This mutually beneficial new contract is a win for both WTG and EarthLink, giving our sub-agents confidence in commission protection that will help us substantially grow our relationship."
World Telecom Group (WTG), headquartered in Malibu, California, is a prominent master agent with a diverse industry portfolio and over 1,500 agent partners nationwide.
"WTG has been a long-time partner and the signing of our new nationwide consolidated agreement now enables them to sell the unified EarthLink Business portfolio across the country," said JR Cook, EarthLink Business Vice President of Channel Partners. "We are gratified to forge a new agreement with WTG that clearly demonstrates our commitment and focus to the channel. To have an agent of WTG's stature presenting EarthLink Business solutions is tremendously valuable. We look forward to a long and mutually-rewarding partnership."
About World Telecom Group
World Telecom Group (WTG) is the #1 Master Agent in the US, providing exceptional service to agent partners since 1996. WTG has the most diverse portfolio in the industry with over 100 providers, including local, long-distance, data and Internet. WTG agents have the ability to sell and consistently expand their business without revenue commitments or quotas. WTG is 100% partner driven and pays top commissions in the industry. WTG exceeds expectations with a dynamic approach to automation, partner support and its commitment to success.
EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK) is a leading provider of Internet Protocol (IP) infrastructure and services to medium-sized and large businesses, enterprise organizations and over 1.5 million consumers across the United States. The company has been providing Internet access and communications services for decades and has earned an award-winning reputation for both outstanding customer service and product innovation. For consumers, EarthLink is a leading Internet Service Provider connecting people to the power and possibilities of the Internet. EarthLink Business™ provides voice, data, mobile and equipment services over a 28,000 mile fiber network and MPLS-based services nationwide. For more information, visit EarthLink's website www.earthlink.net.