Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Earthlink: Paying for Press Releases

Earthlink buys Edge Networks for around 144 million:

“EarthLink had to do something,” said Brian Washburn, analyst with Current Analysis. “They have been holding steadier and better than an AOL or MSN, but the dial-up market is rapidly going way. EarthLink has to do something to evolve beyond being a dial-up provider that resells broadband for residential customers and tries to survive on those thin margins. This was a move they could make.”

"When we asked people the number one reason they didn't buy service from a VPN company like New Edge, they said it was because they didn't know if they were going to stay in business," Bill Heys, president of EarthLink’s value and small to medium enterprises business unit said. "This removes that spectre."

I am not so sure about that.


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