In this newly created senior-level position, Murray will lead EarthLink's public policy positioning and interface with lawmakers and regulators. Based in Washington, D.C., Murray will work to ensure that EarthLink is not disadvantaged by new regulation and legislation, and that the company seizes opportunities in that environment.
"I'm excited to join EarthLink at a time when its business is growing and transforming--its entry into managed services is supported by a strong underlying network," commented Murray. "Maintaining competition is as important as ever, and EarthLink is well poised to continue to innovate and provide choice in the marketplace."
EarthLink Chief Executive Officer Rolla Huff added, "Regulation and public policy are significant factors that influence the competitive landscape and the economics of this industry. Chris' public policy and advocacy experience will be a tremendous asset moving into this next phase of our growth."
Murray's experiences include his recent tenure as Vice President of External Affairs for Clearwire, where he helped maintain an industry-leading spectrum portfolio for this mobile broadband Internet provider. Previously, Murray served as Senior Counsel for Consumers Union, the publisher of Consumer Reports, and established a Washington D.C. presence for Internet telephone provider Vonage as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. Murray earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK) is a leading provider of Internet Protocol (IP) infrastructure and services to medium-sized and large businesses, enterprise organizations and over 1.5 million consumers across the United States. The company has been providing Internet access and communications services for decades and has earned an award-winning reputation for both outstanding customer service and product innovation. For consumers, EarthLink is a leading Internet Service Provider connecting people to the power and possibilities of the Internet. EarthLink Business™ provides voice, data, mobile and equipment services over a 28,000 mile fiber network and MPLS-based services nationwide. For more information, visit EarthLink's website www.earthlink.net.