July 10, 2007

EarthLink Launches New Freestanding DSL

ATLANTA, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Consumers have a new way to lower their monthly bills, thanks to EarthLink's Freestanding DSL service, now available in select locations nationwide.

Freestanding DSL lets consumers receive high-speed Internet access without having to purchase local telephone service from their phone company. This benefits consumers who want to purchase Internet service without the added cost of local phone company charges.

"Up until now, many consumers wanting to purchase DSL without the cost of a local phone line had no cost-effective solution," said Kevin Brand, senior vice president of access at EarthLink. "No longer - Freestanding DSL is a perfect solution for cord-cutters who want more choice and lower monthly bills."

Prices for EarthLink Freestanding DSL start at $14.95 a month for up to 1.5 Mbps of high-speed Internet. For up to 3.0 Mbps of high-speed access, prices start at $19.95 for Freestanding DSL.

EarthLink's initial Freestanding DSL offering is available in Verizon territory, including parts of California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington state, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, please go to http://www.earthlink.net/dsl/freestandingdsl/

About EarthLink

"EarthLink. We revolve around you(TM)." As the nation's next generation Internet service provider, Atlanta-based EarthLink has earned an award-winning reputation for outstanding customer service and its suite of online products and services. EarthLink offers what every user should expect from their Internet experience: high-quality connectivity, minimal online intrusions and customizable features. Whether it's dial-up, high-speed, voice, web hosting, wireless or "EarthLink Extras" like home networking or security, EarthLink connects people to the power and possibilities of the Internet. Learn more about EarthLink by calling (800) EARTHLINK or visiting EarthLink's Web site at http://www.earthlink.net/


CONTACT: Media, Carla Shaw of EarthLink, +1-404-748-7436,[email protected]

Web site: http://www.earthlink.net/http://www.earthlink.net/dsl/freestandingdsl