EarthLink, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides network, communications, and IT services to business and residential customers in the United States. The company operates in two reportable segments, Business Services and Consumer Services. The Business Services segment offers high-speed and dedicated Internet access, and multiprotocol label switching services; switched access, long distance services, hosted IP private branch exchange solutions, and access trunks; and mobile data and voice services through the networks of wireless services providers. It also provides cloud services, such as cloud hosting and dedicated server services; network and cloud security, endpoint and device security, compliance and enhanced monitoring, and business continuity and disaster recovery services; virtualized security services; and IT support services, as well as offers voice and data services to other communications carriers. In addition, this segment provides broadband transport services that comprise private line, Ethernet private line, and wavelength services; local communications services to Internet services providers; local dial tone communications services to service providers; and live and automated operator, and directory assistance services. Further, it sells, installs, and performs on-site maintenance of customer premise equipment; leases server space; and offers Web hosting services to build and maintain an online presence. This segment markets its services through direct sales and independent sales channels. The Consumer Services segment provides broadband access; narrowband access services; and value-added services, including security products, premium email only, home networking, email storage, and Internet call waiting. This segment provides its products and services through its call centers, search engine marketing, affinity marketing partners, resellers, and marketing alliances. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.