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Press Release -- February 3rd, 2016
Source: Earthlink
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EarthLink Lights New Chicago Metro Fiber Ring

Added Capacity to Deliver Superior Speed and Reduced Cost for Leased Network Services

ATLANTA, Feb. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EarthLink (EarthLink Holdings Corp.) (ELNK), a leading network services provider dedicated to delivering great customer experiences, today announced it has activated a new On Net Fiber Optic Ring in Chicago designed to provide redundant high bandwidth solutions for cloud service providers, telecom carriers, content and social media network providers.

The new fiber optic ring is located in a central business district around Canal, Cermak, LaSalle and South Federal Streets in Chicago. EarthLink is deploying a four-node DWDM system which can support wavelength services from 1Gb to 100Gb combined with an OC192 SONET node to meet smaller bandwidth requirements as well.  The ring interconnects to EarthLink’s unique long haul network to provide diverse connectivity to other key sites across the US.

“Adding this ring to our existing network shows our commitment to providing competitively priced capacity and reliability that our customers need for superior ultra-high bandwidth solutions in this essential market,” said Lorenzo Leuzzi, Vice President of Carrier Services at EarthLink. “With our team approach to customer service, we’ll be able to offer customizable solutions with some of the most aggressive delivery timeframes in the industry.”

EarthLink’s Carrier Services provides a broad suite of facilities-based voice and data services focused on delivering superior performance, reliability and service to customers including Cloud Service Providers, Inter-Exchange Carriers, wireless carriers, Local/Competitive Local Exchange Carriers, ISPs, VoIP providers, resellers, content and social media providers, and cable companies.

EarthLink’s network consists of over 29,000 miles of fiber, and has over 225 DWDM enabled locations. 96% of EarthLink’s fiber routes are 100G capable and are supported by dedicated, secure Network Operations Centers in Alabama and Georgia.

About EarthLink

EarthLink (EarthLink Holdings Corp.) (ELNK) is a leading network services provider dedicated to delivering great customer experiences in a cloud connected world. We help thousands of multi-location businesses securely establish critical connections in the cloud. Our solutions for cloud andhybrid networking, security and compliance, and unified communications provide the cost-effective performance and agility to serve customers anytime, anywhere, via any channel, or any device. We operate a nationwide network spanning 29,000+ fiber route miles, with 90 metro fiber rings and secure data centers that provide ubiquitous data and voice IP coverage. To learn why thousands of specialty retailers, restaurants, franchisors, financial institutions, healthcare providers, professional service firms, local governments, residential consumers and other carriers choose to connect with us, visit us at www.earthlink.com, @earthlink, on LinkedIn and Google+.

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Bert Kelly
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bert.kelly@elnk.com

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