ATLANTA, GA — January 16, 2013 — EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK), a leading IT services and communications provider, today announced that Joe Monaco has joined the company as Director of Sales for Florida. Based in Boca Raton,Monaco is responsible for management and leadership of EarthLink’s Florida and Gulf Coast sales offices. He will also support the growth of EarthLink customers in this area with the expansion of the company’s IT services portfolio and EarthLink’s new Miami data center, scheduled to come online in the next few months.

Prior to joining EarthLink, Monaco most recently served as General Manager of the South Florida region for Level 3 Communications. Other positions during his extensive sales career include roles of increasing responsibility during a nine-year tenure at Deltacom, including Regional Vice President of Florida Sales, where he managed nine offices; Regional Director, where he recruited and trained sales management, sales representatives and customer retention specialists for multiple-branches in South Florida; and Branch Manager.

“Joe has a tremendous wealth of experience executing successful sales management strategies,” said Shawn Murray, EarthLink Regional Vice President of Sales for the Southeast. “I will rely on his expert knowledge of the Florida business market as we continue to transform our focus with our IT services products, including cloud and managed services.”

Monacoalso serves as Vice President of the Executive Committee and is on the Board of Directors for the South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA), a non-profit promoting the growth, success and awareness of the regional technology community through events, networking, programs and education.

About EarthLink

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 four 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.

About the SFTA

The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) promotes the growth, success and awareness of the regional technology community. Through events, networking, programs and education, we provide south Florida’s technology-related companies, academic institutions, entrepreneurs, governments and related organizations with an active forum to grow the business of technology in our region.

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