EarthLink Holdings Corp., together with its subsidiaries, provides managed network, security, and cloud services to business and residential customers in the United States. Segments The company operates two segments, Business Services and Consumer Services. Business Services This segment provides a range of data, voice and managed services to retail and wholesale customers. Retail customers include both small, often single site businesses and distributed multi-site businesses. Wholesale customers include telecommunications providers and large enterprises. Products and Services Data Services: The company offers a range of data and Internet services to business customers, including MultiProtocol Label Switching, which provides customers a private and secure nationwide IP-based network to transfer voice, video and data between locations; secure Wi-Fi, which provides customers private and public wireless networks at their locations; and high-speed Internet access. It offers a range of access types, including DSL, T-1 and DS3 lines, Ethernet and wireless broadband, at speeds ranging from 1.5 Mbps to approximately 100 Mbps. The company provides connectivity over its facilities-based nationwide network which it monitors 24/7 to keep customer information secure. Voice Services: The company offers a range of voice services to business customers, including local, long-distance and related features over traditional copper lines; hosted voice, which provides customers a managed network solution that eliminates their cost of purchasing and maintaining an on-premises phone system; SIP trunking, which provides an IP-based solution for customers that own and operate switching equipment on their own premises; and integrated voice and data solutions using IP-based connectivity over TI or Ethernet. Managed Services: The company offers a range of managed services, including managed network services, security services, infrastructure services and cloud services. By building, managing and securing networks and IT environments, it enables customers to focus on their core businesses. Professional Services: The company offers professional services to customers to evaluate the performance and security of their network, identify vulnerabilities and compliance gaps of their network and to permit customers to offload key IT tasks. It uses its professional services as a lead-in to its data, voice and managed services offerings. Carrier/Transport Services: The company provides voice and data services to other communications carriers, to larger-scale providers of network capacity and to other businesses. Revenues from these services are generated from sales to other communications companies, including incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs), competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs), wireless service providers, cable companies, ISPs and others. The company offers broadband transport services, including private line services, Ethernet private line services and wavelength services, that allow other communications providers to transport the traffic of their end-user or wholesale customers across the company’s local and intercity network; local communications services to ISPs and local dial tone communications services to service providers; nationwide live and automated operator and directory assistance services; and dedicated Internet access services through its IP network and its direct connectivity to the IP networks of ISPs. Sales and Distribution The company markets its Business Services through its direct sales force, independent sales channels and third-party agents. The channel partners include value-added resellers, local area network consultants and other telecommunications and IT consultants to businesses. Competition The company competes directly or indirectly with ILECs, such as AT&T, CenturyLink, Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc.; CLECs, such as Level 3 Communications Inc., MegaPath, Inc., Windstream Holdings, Inc. and XO Communications; interexchange carriers, such as Sprint Corporation; cable service providers, such as Charter Communications, Inc., Comcast Corporation, Cox Communications, Inc.
earthlink holdings corp
(ELNK:Consolidated Issue Listed on NASDAQ Global Select )
1170 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
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