Agreement with Clearwire Powers new EarthLink Nationwide Wireless Internet Offering
ATLANTA, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — EarthLink, Inc.,(NASDAQ: ELNK) a leading IT services and communications provider, today announced the launch of its new 4G Internet-on-the-Go wireless mobile Internet plans for consumers. Powered by Clearwire’s 4G mobile broadband service via a wholesale agreement announced last September, the two packages offer a hotspot device which provides convenient, mobile Internet access in over 80 cities nationwide. Starting at $29.95 a month, the service delivers wireless Internet on up to 8 Wi-Fi enabled devices including smartphones, tablets and laptops and does not require a contract.
EarthLink’s 4G Internet-on-the-Go Standard Plan for $29.95 includes Internet speeds up to 3Mbps and 2GB of monthly data. The Premium Plan, priced at $49.95 a month, doubles that speed and data usage to 6Mbps and 4 GB of monthly data. EarthLink also offers incremental data packages starting at $4.95 per month that can be added or removed at any time for a customer-tailored data offering.
“Consumers interest in mobile broadband continues to grow, so we are excited to add these 4G wireless data plans to our robust portfolio,” said Kevin F. Brand, Executive Vice President for EarthLink. “Pairing Clearwire’s leadership in 4G with our outstanding reputation for customer care provides more opportunity to satisfy customer needs and aligns with our long-term strategy.”
EarthLink’s 4G Wireless Internet-on-the-Go service is available in over 80 cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dallas, Washington, D.C, Seattle and Miami.
EarthLink, Inc. (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 ofIT security, application hosting, colocation and IT support services. The company operates an extensive network spanning 29,421 route fiber miles with 90 metro fiber rings and 8 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.com.