Earthlink has announced it has acquired the dial-up customers of Rhode Island-based Log On America. The purchase is expected to be the first of many for Earthlink as it swallows up smaller ISPs. The company has plans to spend up to $50 million to acquire 300,000 new dial-up customers.
Earthlink will acquire Log On America’s existing residential dial-up customer base. In addition, Log On America has contracted to provide ongoing wholesale communications services to support these subscribers.
We’re pleased and proud to welcome Log On America customers into the EarthLink family and to offer them the full range of EarthLink features, from the personal touch of our customer service representatives to the technology of our award-winning access, including the potential for high speed and wireless service, said Cliff Bryant, director of acquisitions for EarthLink.
David R. Paolo, Log On America chairman and CEO stated, This transaction brings finality to Log On America’s quest to become a complete, full-service provider of business communication technologies. The addition of EarthLink’s wholesale agreement adds to a list of customers such as SAVVIS, where Log On America serves as a niche carrier’s carrier. We have put particular focus on our core competency of delivering commercial-grade communication services and that focus is now beginning to show rewards. As one of the few players left in its market, Log On America has demonstrated tremendous resilience and is poised to emerge a successful competitor in the business communications space.