EarthLink Secures Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Certification, Strengthening Infrastructure for IT Services Offerings.

ATLANTA, GA — December 17, 2013 — EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK), a leading IT and communications provider, today announced that the company is now a Cisco-certified Cloud and Managed Services (CMSP) Advanced Partner. EarthLink's designation as Cisco-certified through the CMSP program further bolsters its underlying infrastructure and support for its next generation cloud offerings, including Cloud Disaster Recovery, Private Cloud Hosting, FlexCloud Hosting and Cloud Hosting.

"EarthLink is very proud of our IT Services team that worked through months of detailed certification and process requirements to earn Cisco's CMSP Advanced Partner certification," said Thomas Hobika, EarthLink Senior Vice President of Cloud IT Services. "We will utilize our CMSP certification as a tremendous opportunity to expand revenue, build customer loyalty and differentiate EarthLink's sales force as we team with Cisco to sell our unique Cloud services."

EarthLink will now also participate in Cisco's 'Cloud Connections' panel discussion with Value Added Resellers (VARs) and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) as a pre-cursor to the February 2014 Channel Partners Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.