EarthLink’s secure connectivity enables real-time contributions for nation’s longest-running local telethon
ATLANTA, GA — February 27, 2013 — EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ:ELNK, news, filings) a leading IT and communications provider, today announced that it will donate secure communication services for Cerebral Palsy Inc.’s upcoming 59th annual CP Telethon, broadcast live on WBAY Channel 2 in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Saturday, March 2nd and Sunday, March 3rd. EarthLink is donating voice services for the telethon site, enabling staff and volunteers to accept real-time donations over its phone lines.
“Without EarthLink’s significant donation, our CP Telethon would be unable to effectively and securely handle real-time donations during the event,” remarked Claire Williams, Director of Communications for Cerebral Palsy, Inc. “We’ve found that our generous community responds when they have the opportunity to directly experience the momentum of the Telethon and know they are helping to provide therapies and professional services to families in their own community.”
Cerebral Palsy, Inc., an EarthLink customer since 2008, leverages EarthLink’s secure, robust network to access the reliable and cost-effective voice and data services it needs to conduct its regional mission.
“Cerebral Palsy, Inc. provides truly essential services that enhance the quality of life for children and adults in Northeast Wisconsin, and we are extremely proud to partner with them to help to ensure their ongoing success,” said Michael D. Toplisek, EarthLink Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “EarthLink is pleased to donate the additional connectivity, security and performance required for the annual CP Telethon, as we know that non-profit organizations like them face the challenge of limited resources, but ever-increasing need for their services.”
About Cerebral Palsy, Inc.
Cerebral Palsy, Inc. provides services for the people of Northeast Wisconsin to promote community involvement, inclusion, and to enhance the quality of life of persons affected by temporary or permanent physical, sensory, and/or speech needs or conditions. CP served more than 1,200 families in the past year. Services provided include Birth to 3 and pediatric therapies, assistive technology, aquatic swim and exercise, adult occupational therapy, inclusive child care, adult day services and outreach services to people of all ages. For more information, visit www.cp-center.org or call 920-337-1122.
About the Annual CP Telethon
In 1954, the first CP Telethon, now the longest running annual local telethon in the United States, was broadcast on live television from Green Bay, WI. In 2013, the tradition continues with the 59th Annual CP Telethon broadcasting live from the studios of WBAY-TV, in Green Bay. The telecast airs 8 p.m. to midnight central time on Saturday, March 2, and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. central time on Sunday, March 3. National entertainers with local Northeast Wisconsin roots, Dan Riley and David Seering, will co-host the event, and entertainment will be provided by Let Me Be Frank Productions, Jenny Thiel, John Salerno & the CP Telethon Orchestra, WBAY on-air personalities and other surprise local guests.
EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK) is a leading IT services and communications provider to more than 150,000 businesses and one million consumers nationwide. EarthLink empowers customers with managed services including cloud computing, managed and private cloud, and virtualization services such as managed hosting and cloud workspace. EarthLink also offers a robust portfolio of IT security, application hosting, colocation and IT support services. The company operates an extensive network spanning 28,800 route fiber miles with 90 metro fiber rings and 4 secure data centers providing ubiquitous nationwide data and voice IP service coverage across more than 90 percent of the country. Founded in 1994, EarthLink’s award-winning reputation for outstanding service and product innovation is supported by an experienced team of professionals focused on best-in-class customer care. For more information, visit EarthLink’s website at www.earthlink.net.