EarthLink Takes Digitalpath

EarthLink partners with Digitalpath Networks to offer wireless broadband in Northern California

May 19, 2004

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ATLANTA and CHICO, Calif. -- EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ:ELNK) , a leading national Internet service provider, has partnered with Digitalpath Networks to launch a new wireless broadband service for customers in the greater Chico, Sacramento and Redding, CA areas.

Using a patented technology that links homes to the Net via a wireless connection, EarthLink can now offer its High Speed Internet service to Northern California customers at speeds up to 25 times faster than the average speed between a 28.8k modem and a 56k modem connection.* This offering is part of EarthLink's continuing efforts to explore new technologies that will help meet the growing demand for its high-speed service.

"Residents of Northern California can now benefit from a new wireless technology as EarthLink continues to expand its national high-speed footprint," said Steve Howe, vice president of corporate strategy at EarthLink. "By partnering with Digitalpath, EarthLink is once again demonstrating that it will take advantage of multiple service platforms to best meet the high-speed needs of its customers."

"We look forward to working with EarthLink as we expand our network," said Jim Higgins, founder and CEO of Digitalpath Networks. "Our wireless broadband technology lets EarthLink offer customers a fast and reliable Internet connection at an affordable price. With Digitalpath and EarthLink, consumers will have a cost-effective way to bring broadband Internet to their home or business."

EarthLink's wireless broadband service links to the Internet via an external modem connected to an antenna mounted to the user's home. A wireless signal is then routed to the Internet gateway through relay points in the customer's neighborhood.

Available with free professional installation and no equipment fees or contract for $21.95 per month for downloads speeds of up to 384k and $29.95 per month for up to one megabit, EarthLink High Speed Internet provides customers with all the speed of the Internet along with an award-winning suite of protections tools, products and services to help block spam, pop-ups and other Internet intrusions. EarthLink TotalAccess(R) software features spamBlocker, which blocks virtually 100 percent of junk email messages before they can reach a user's account; Virus Blocker, which scans all incoming emails and removes viruses; and Spyware Blocker, which keeps the online experience secure and private.

The service is available now to customers in these Northern California cities: Anderson, Biggs, Chester, Chico, Corning, Granite Bay, Gridley, Lake Almanor, Orland, Oroville, Quincy, Portola, Redding, Rocklin, Roseville, Susanville, Westwood, Willows and Yuba City. Service will be available soon in the following cities: Elk Grove, Folsom, Florin, Lincoln, Lodi, Modesto, Parkway, Rio Linda and Stockton, Calif. and in Reno, Sparks, and Sun Valley, Nev. To sign up or for more information call 1-866-268-4873.

EarthLink Inc.

Digitalpath Networks Inc.

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