SOURCE: Converged Network Services Group

Converged Network Services Group

December 14, 2009 10:42 ET

Converged Network Services Group (CNSG) Expands Its Growing Carrier Portfolio

New Edge Networks Joins CNSG in New Agreement

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - December 14, 2009) - Converged Network Services Group (CNSG), a leading telecommunications consultancy and master agent, today announced that it has entered into a master agent agreement with New Edge Networks, the business communications unit of EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK).

CNSG is a Charlotte-based telecommunications consultancy and master agency, delivering objective and technically sound telecommunications solutions to enterprise customers of all sizes, enabling them to improve efficiencies and reduce cost.

New Edge is a leading provider of blended network solutions over one of the nation's largest data networks. The New Edge fully managed network is capable of serving 95 percent of business addresses in the United States.

CNSG partners and customers will now have access to New Edge's affordable and innovative network services. New Edge's blended access solutions include secure MPLS with SLAs over T1s, DS3s and up -- including its exclusive MPLS over ADSL with 5 Classes of Service (CoS). New Edge also offers alternative access options such as EVDO.

Matt Harty, CNSG's President and Chief Executive Officer, noted, "The addition of New Edge strengthens our commitment to offer best in class, integrated multi-carrier solutions that will expand our customers' choice and drive efficiencies across their organization."

"New Edge's unique channel neutrality philosophy prevents sales conflict and strengthens our competitive advantage in the marketplace," Harty added. "The fact that our sub-agents can partner with direct New Edge sales reps in local markets is a huge plus to doing business with New Edge."

New Edge President Cardi Prinzi said, "We are excited to have CNSG as a master agent and look forward to working with its partners to deliver affordable and effective nationwide network solutions. New Edge is focused on increasing our partner network throughout the east coast and is proud to join forces with a company with such a stellar reputation as CNSG. We share CNSG's commitment to providing nationwide integrated solutions, backed by superior service and accountability."

About New Edge Networks

New Edge Networks builds and manages private IP-based wide area networks that do not use the public Internet. Connecting business sites at virtually any address in the United States, New Edge allows businesses to choose any blend of available access technologies -- from DSL and T1 lines to fiber-optic connections -- for building private and secure MPLS networks with performance guarantees. A wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based EarthLink Inc., (NASDAQ: ELNK), New Edge is based in Vancouver, Wash. For more information visit www.newedgenetworks.com or call 1-360-693-9009.

About Converged Network Services Group

Converged Network Services Group (CNSG) is a telecommunications consultancy and master agency providing enterprise customers of all sizes with objective and technically sound telecommunications solutions that allow them to improve efficiency and reduce costs. The company's highly experienced staff and agency partners offer telecommunications and network consulting solutions, providing complete accountability through the entire process from design to contracting, project management, implementation and billing. CNSG's extensive portfolio of award winning carrier solutions allows it to provide state-of-the-art network services (data, voice and managed services), combined with competitive rates and superior service, free-of-charge to clients. For additional information, please visit www.cnsg-usa.com.

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