RE/MAX Realty Franchise Chooses EarthLink Hosted Voice and MPLS Solution in Consultation with Converged Network Services Group

ATLANTA, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EarthLink, Inc., (NASDAQ: ELNK),a leading IT services and communications provider, and Converged Network Services Group (CNSG) recently teamed to deliver RE/MAX Allegiance, the number one selling RE/MAX company in the world, an 18-site hosted voice and MPLS network to serve its offices in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

CNSG Managing Partner Ali Niroo consulted with RE/MAX Allegiance to thoroughly understand their business needs which included replacement of an outdated phone system with significant maintenance costs and finding an alternative to utilization of a data center that required management by the company's IT staff. CNSG and EarthLink designed a solution that significantly reduces RE/MAX's capital expenditures while updating its services to better fit the company's needs.

"While working with CNSG, it became clear that EarthLink was the best provider to help us streamline our communications and scale for the future," said Brandon Gray, Executive Vice President of Operations for RE/MAX Allegiance. "EarthLink Hosted Voice gives us geographic flexibility, real time disaster recovery options plus a full-featured Hosted IP PBX solution without purchasing expensive equipment that can quickly become obsolete. I'm now able to deploy my IT team onto projects that will positively impact our business instead of monitoring our network." 

According to Niroo, EarthLink was the obvious choice. "Providing integrated access to all sites was a big challenge for a company this large, and EarthLink had the MPLS network access options RE/MAX needed," he explained.  "EarthLink's ability to deliver MPLS with Class of Service over a dedicated ADSL circuit allowed for lower network access costs without sacrificing performance. With EarthLink's solid engineering team and overlay support, they provide best-in-class network and engineering solutions for large enterprise accounts down to smaller multi-site retail accounts."

EarthLink offers many flexible access choices, from DSL, T1 and DS3 to Ethernet and cable, enabling it to deliver service for its customers at more locations nationwide.  The RE/MAX Allegiance solution includes an EarthLink Hosted Voice PBX provided a fully meshed and cost-effective voice and data solution.

"EarthLink is committed to working with partners like CNSG to tailor the best possible solutions for our customers. We are passionate about helping customers like RE/MAX Allegiance streamline and maximize their potential in ways that are scalable for the future," said Michael. D. Toplisek, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

About EarthLink
EarthLink, 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 Converged Network Services Group
Converged Network Services Group (CSNG) is a highly experienced telecommunications consulting firm and Master Agent established to assist enterprise customers in managing their communications infrastructure.  The company was founded with the mission of providing competent, objective, and technically sound advice to enterprise customers of all sizes. CNSG provides all of the resources necessary to navigate the complicated telecommunications buying process, from the initial assessment and negotiations through to implementations and ongoing support.  For more information, visit www.cnsg-usa.com.

About RE/MAX Allegiance
RE/MAX Allegiance is the number one selling RE/MAX Company in the world and one of the top 30 residential real estate brokerages in the United States. The firm has 19 real estate sales offices throughout Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia with nearly 700 Sales Associates and employees. Annual real estate sales for 2010 exceeded $2.3 billion on nearly 7,100 transactions. RE/MAX, LLC is a privately-held company, based in Denver, and owner of the RE/MAX brand, trademarks, and proprietary system. RE/MAX, LLC provides franchise support services and access to real estate continuing education to RE/MAX franchises.

SOURCE EarthLink, Inc.



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