EarthLink Raises More Than $30,000 for Alabama Charities at 14th Annual Golf Outing

ANNISTON, AL — November 8, 2011 — On Saturday, October 8th, employees of EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK) a leading communications and IT services provider, hosted its 14th annual EarthLink Golf Outing at the Silver Lakes Golf Course in Glencoe, Alabama to raise funds for local non-profits. EarthLink invited its network vendors to join as sponsors, with Alcatel-Lucent, NEC, ADTRAN, Infinera and Syniverse serving as this year’s Master’s Level supporters. Between EarthLink’s vendors and employees the golf event raised more than $30,000.

"We are pleased to announce that this year’s Golf Outing will support two different groups, with $25,000 donated to Habitat for Humanity of Calhoun County, AL, and $5,000 to the Calhoun/Cleburne Children's Center," said Kristie Warren, Chair, EarthLink Golf Outing planning committee. "I want to thank the many EarthLink employees and network vendors who participated in the event. In total we had 36 network vendors generously serve as sponsors, with representatives from Level(3), Alcatel-Lucent, ADTRAN, FiberLight, AT&T, Syniverse, and KGP Logistics, just to name a few."

"We are so grateful to EarthLink for its ongoing and generous support of our mission here in Calhoun County," said Ron Hindman, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Calhoun County. "The enthusiasm and involvement of its employees during our Habitat workdays is extremely gratifying. We consider EarthLink to be an exceedingly supportive community partner here in Alabama."

Since its inception, EarthLink’s annual golf outing has raised more than $100,000 for Alabama charities. EarthLink not only donates event proceeds to various groups, but its employees also give generously of their time and talents. On Saturday October 29th, a team of local EarthLink employees installed handicapped rails and vinyl siding on a Habitat for Humanity house project, and EarthLink employees are scheduled to participate in future workdays in November and February 2012.