New Edge Networks Adds Agent Channel Manager for East Coast

Aug 05, 2010 (11:08 AM EDT)

VANCOUVER, Wash., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- New Edge Networks, the managed services business communications unit of EarthLink Inc. (Nasdaq: ELNK), today announced that Tony Palazzolo has joined the company as National Channel Manager, focusing on developing and building agent relationships in the eastern region of the country.

Managing New Edge's Agent Channel in the East, Palazzolo will be leveraging 26 years of experience in the communications industry. Palazzolo will focus on creating new agent partnerships for the company, introducing them to New Edge's channel neutral structure that allows agents to team with 18 New Edge Account Executives across the country. He will also be nurturing existing agent relationships assisting with sales, training and new product launches.

"We are extremely excited to have attracted someone of Tony's caliber to this position. The fact that someone of his experience recognizes the potential in this opportunity speaks volumes about the New Edge value proposition," said J.R. Cook, Vice President Agent Channel for New Edge. "Tony has a tremendous presence and established reputation in the East Region. We view him as an integral part of our continued business development expansion in the east, where we intend to mirror the success New Edge has experienced over the past year with so many agent partners in the West."

Palazzolo added, "I am very excited to be a member of this truly dynamic company and look forward to contributing to the success of our east coast partners and prospects."

Palazzolo joins New Edge Networks from XO Communications where he was most recently Director of Business Development for the Partner Sales Channel. His vast experience in the telecommunications industry includes sales leadership and business development positions at Network International Solutions, WorldCom, Switch and Data Facilities, ARC Networks and Teleport Communications. Palazzolo holds a masters degree in Computer Science from SUNY at Stony Brook and a bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of NYU.

About New Edge Networks

New Edge Networks provides managed IP-based based networks through a mix of private and public connections to deliver secure, managed network solutions. 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 secure MPLS networks with performance guarantees managed over an award-winning portal. A wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based EarthLink Inc., New Edge is based in Vancouver, Wash. For more information visit or call 1-360-693-9009.

SOURCE New Edge Networks