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EarthLink Extends Network with Global Capacity Wholesale Deal

Global Capacity and EarthLink have a new buy-and-sell agreement that gives EarthLink the ability to procure off-net services, giving it greater network reach. From EarthLink, Global Capacity gains additional access network, which the company says further differentiates its ability to provide automated connectivity solutions via its One Marketplace.

Global Capacity’s One Marketplace provides EarthLink with automated pricing and service delivery for network-access solutions while providing visibility and efficiency within a fragmented and complex market. Global Capacity says One Marketplace enables real-time access to both client-specific rates as well as competitive market rates, automating the end-to-end process of off-net access procurement, thereby extending the reach of EarthLink’s TDM and Ethernet services.

"The efficiencies provided by One Marketplace should drive additional revenue for EarthLink by facilitating improved customer service and quote turn-around times, as well as an alternative route to market our on-net services. This will ultimately help us win new business," said Pat Hannon, SVP of wholesale and carrier services for EarthLink. "Simultaneously, the interconnections allow EarthLink to automatically aggregate and actively market our own network to the marketplace, driving wholesale business opportunities."

The agreement provides Global Capacity the opportunity to procure and provision network solutions across EarthLink’s 28,800 route fiber miles, 90 metro fiber rings and four secure data centers, strengthening its competitive advantage by adding EarthLink’s extensive reach across the eastern half of the United States, the companies said.

"Global Capacity’s One Marketplace enables EarthLink to leverage an automated process to access an entire marketplace of network locations and pricing, improving customer experience and reducing back office costs," said Jack Lodge, president of Global Capacity. "Additionally, by integrating EarthLink as a strategic supplier, Global Capacity continues to expand the marketplace of alternatives available to deliver automated access solutions to our customers."

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