Alpheus To Deliver Fiber-based Backhaul Support For EarthLink’s Corpus Christi Wi-Fi Network

May 28, 2007 (Houston, Texas) Alpheus Communications, operator of an extensive fiber optic network across Metro Texas, today announced that they will provide fiber-based backhaul support for EarthLink’s (NASDAQ: ELNK) municipal Wi-Fi network in Corpus Christi.

EarthLink is a market leader in the deployment of citywide, municipal wireless networks. Along with Corpus Christi, the company has major Wi-Fi initiatives underway in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Milpitas and Anaheim, CA. The company is also finalizing agreements with the cities of Pasadena and San Francisco, CA, Houston, TX and Alexandria and Arlington County, VA.

“Alpheus Communications has demonstrated the flexibility and expertise EarthLink requires to help support Corpus Christi’s citywide, Wi-Fi network,” said Donald Berryman, executive vice president of EarthLink and president of the ISP’s municipal networks unit. “Alpheus’s solution allows us to utilize their fiber-optic network to backhaul traffic to our POP at a lower cost than over traditional copper connections.”

“Corpus Christi has been a leader in implementing Wi-Fi technology to serve the needs of the community,” said Paul Hobby, CEO of Alpheus Communications. “We are pleased to be able to partner with EarthLink and utilize our fiber-optic network to support the growing demand for high speed wireless Internet access.”

About Alpheus Communications

Alpheus provides DS1 through OC192 connectivity, Gigabit Ethernet and managed waves across a competitive, carrier-grade, deep metro Texas fiber network, with facilities in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and Corpus Christi. We offer colocation, data center and DIA services with cross connection to most wireless providers, AT&T and major Competitive Access Providers. For more information about Alpheus, visit