With the acquisition officially complete, One Communications is now part of the EarthLink Business organization. The acquisition will provide EarthLink with a strong IP network footprint in the Northeast, Midwest, and Mid Atlantic regions as well as overlapping connection cities with EarthLink Business long-haul routes in major markets including Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City. In addition, EarthLink will gain geographical expansion and scale for managed IP services product strategy supported by a talented One Comm employee base and a solid foundation for potential future acquisitions of revenue bases in the region.
EarthLink Business now operates a nationwide IP network with underlying fiber assets in 30 of the top 50 MSAs in the country. The combined fiber network spans over 28,000 route miles across 27 states, with 1300 collocations, 55 IP and circuit-based switches and 71 metro fiber rings.
“The acquisition of One Communications is a significant development in further transforming EarthLink into one of the largest IP services companies in the U.S. We will now have a fiber-based IP network that covers a substantial portion of the key business markets across the eastern half of the United States, as well as substantial revenue and EBITDA scale in our strategic line of business,” said EarthLink Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rolla P. Huff.
Now is a terrific time to be an EarthLink Business customer. The strategic fit between EarthLink Business and One Communications yields innovative products, leading-edge technologies, and customer care strategies to help business customers increase efficiency and productivity. EarthLink Business provides a full complement of voice, data, mobile and equipment services and a nationwide MPLS network.