New Edge Networks to become EarthLink Business

Atlanta -- EarthLink announced that it has completed its acquisition of ITC DeltaCom, a leading provider of integrated communications services to customers in the southeastern United States, in a transaction valued at approximately $524 million.

With the close of the transaction EarthLink will begin integrating its New Edge Networks and EarthLink Business Services operations with Deltacom and will market the combined services under the ‘EarthLink Business' brand name.

"With the addition of Deltacom’s deep fiber assets and strong customer relationships, EarthLink is creating a leading IP infrastructure and services company. We are pleased to have gained the regulatory approvals required to close this transaction in just ten weeks," said EarthLink chairman and CEO Rolla P. Huff. "Our new EarthLink Business division will offer a full complement of voice, data, mobile, and equipment services over a nationwide IP network with regional fiber density and favorable economics for any customer that has concentration in the Southeast region."

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