"A big part of EarthLink's role in virtualization is taking the burden of infrastructure management off of the client's plate so they can focus on higher-value contributions to their bottom line," said Michael D. Toplisek, EarthLink Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "In addition to increased reliability and performance, The College Network's IT team will have the bandwidth to more proactively address business challenges and provide solutions."About EarthLinkEarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK) is a leading IT services and communications provider to more than 150,000 businesses and one million consumers nationwide. EarthLink empowers customers with managed services including cloud computing, managed and private cloud, and virtualization services such as managed hosting and cloud workspace. EarthLink also offers a robust portfolio of IT security, application hosting, colocation and IT support services. The company operates an extensive network spanning 28,800 route fiber miles with 90 metro fiber rings and 4 secure data centers providing ubiquitous nationwide data and voice IP service coverage across more than 90 percent of the country. Founded in 1994, EarthLink's award-winning reputation for outstanding service and product innovation is supported by an experienced team of professionals focused on best-in-class customer care. For more information, visit EarthLink's website at www.earthlink.net. About The College NetworkSince 1992 The College Network ® and its partner universities have provided accessible educational programs for individuals seeking degrees or professional certificates, entirely through distance learning. Programs are available from leading universities for associate's, bachelor's, master's degrees and professional certificates. Areas of study include a variety of disciplines such as healthcare, nursing, business, criminal justice, fire science, human resources, project management, marketing, lean six sigma, legal studies and more. The College Network also works with organizations like the National League for Nursing (NLN) to provide exam preparation materials to help nurses earn their PN and RN licensures. Visit www.collegenetwork.com for more information. SOURCE EarthLink, Inc.