NuPath Leverages EarthLink’s Network to Support Clients and Raise Funds

WOBURN, MA — April 25, 2012 — EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK), a leading IT services and communications provider, will support NuPath, Inc.'s 15th annual Taste of Spring fundraising event on Wednesday, May 16 from 6-8pm at the Holiday Inn Select in Woburn. This community event supports NuPath's mission to provide adults with developmental disabilities, including autism, the supported needed to empower them to reach their fullest potential and become productive community members. NuPath achieves this mission by providing job training and placement, affordable housing, transportation and other services.

As NuPath's voice and data services provider, EarthLink Business® provides the reliable, secure communications infrastructure that enables the organization to seamlessly manage the Taste of Spring as well as its day-to-day operations and other fundraising efforts.

"NuPath has been an EarthLink customer since 2010, and we are delighted to work with them to stage what is such a vital event for our community," said Sheri McCann, Executive Director for NuPath. "Our mission is to empower and advocate on behalf of adults with disabilities, and provide family support services that encourage the fullest community participation for their loved one, whether through education, work or supported living services. Partnering with EarthLink helps us to better serve our clients and expand our reach."

A Taste of Spring is a relaxed, lively tasting evening that entices foodies to sample delicious cuisine from area restaurants. For a $25 donation per person, attendees receive samples from 25 food purveyors and the chance to win raffles and door prizes. All proceeds benefit NuPath's programs for 350 adults with developmental disabilities in over 40 communities throughout Middlesex County and Greater Boston.

"EarthLink Business is pleased to enable NuPath's community service objectives, and particularly, this flagship event," said Mae Squier-Dow, EarthLink President of Sales and Solutions. "We value the charitable commitment demonstrated by our not-for-profit customers, and appreciate the opportunity to help further their public mission."

EarthLink's employee base in Massachusetts includes approximately 280 professionals engaged in sales, customer support and administrative roles.