EarthLink Holdings Corp was incorporated on December 3, 2013 as a Delaware corporation in connection with the Holding Company Reorganization. On December 31, 2013, through the creation of a new holding company structure, EarthLink, Inc. merged with EarthLink, LLC, which became a wholly-owned subsidiary of a new publicly traded parent company, EarthLink Holdings Corp. The Company together with its subsidiaries provides managed network, security and cloud services to business and residential customers in the United States. It also offers data, voice and managed network services to retail and wholesale business customers; and provides Internet access and related value-added services to residential customers. The Company operates a network including more than 29,000 route miles of fiber and 90 metro fiber rings that provide data and voice IP service coverage across more than 90 percent of the United States. The Company operates four segments aligned around distinct customer categories including Enterprise/Mid-Market, Small Business, Carrier/Transport and Consumer. The Company's Enterprise/Mid-Market segment provides data, voice and managed network services to distributed multi-site business customers; Small Business segment provides data, voice and managed network services to small, often single-site business customers; Carrier/Transport segment provides transmission capacity and other data, voice and managed network services to telecommunications carriers and large enterprises; and Consumer Services segment provides nationwide Internet access and related value-added services to residential customers. The Company faces competition from competitors including AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon, XO and Zayo. It also faces competition from ILECs, CLECs, cable service providers and wireless and satellite service providers. The Company's communications services are subject to varying degrees of federal, state and local regulation.
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