EarthLink FAQs

About EarthLink

EarthLink is a major internet and communications provider that is headquartered are in Atlanta, Georgia and provide services to approximately 150,000 businesses and 1 million U.S. citizens.

Today, Trive Capital owns EarthLink. Trive Capital acquired EarthLink from Windstream back in early January 2019.

No, EarthLink and Time Warner Cable are two separate companies. However, EarthLink used to have its broadband internet services through Time Warner Cable’s infrastructure. Time Warner Cable was purchased by Charter Spectrum™ in May 2016.

Earthlink was purchased by Trive Capital in January 2019, but is still Earthlink! EarthLink customers will still receive the very best service as they have always received in the past with improvements coming soon! EarthLink is slowly phasing out the lower tiers of internet service to provide better internet service across the country. Now EarthLink internet speeds go as fast as 1 Gbps in select areas, whereas before it had only been as fast as 75 Mbps.

EarthLink Internet Plans

Possibly! All you need to do is enter your zip code at the bottom of the page to find out. EarthLink is not available everywhere but by doing a search of an area; potential customers can determine what is available where they are and what internet plan would be best for their online uses. When you’re ready to order or simply have questions about EarthLink internet service, please call 1-844-205-8771.

EarthLink internet service starts at $39.95 a month. EarthLink prices are based on what’s available in your area and what current promotions are going on in your area when you subscribe. EarthLink offers vary by speed, location and phone provider.

EarthLink now has internet speeds up 1000 Mbps in select areas! If available, EarthLink has additional internet plan and speed options available depending on where you live.

Hyperlink is EarthLink’s cable and fiber optic high speed internet option. Prices start as low as $39.95 a month for speeds up to 1000 Mbps where they are available. EarthLink Hyperlink internet plans have no data caps, and no credit checks to sign up.

EarthLink Technology

Yes! You can make your EarthLink internet wireless easily through a wireless router or a modem router combination. If you decide to, you can opt in for a WiFi modem combo directly from EarthLink for a $6.95 monthly lease fee. You can find more information on compatible routers here.

Yes! EarthLink internet plans have internet speeds as fast as 1 Gbps is select locations. Most online gaming requires internet speeds of at least 6 Mbps as the bare minimum to run online games successfully. If you and your family has multiple online devices running while gaming, faster internet speeds will be required. Another factor to take into account is latency and ping time. Earthlink does provide low-latency internet, which means low to no lag times and better gaming for you.

EarthLink has partnered with several companies to give their customers options when it comes to internet services. EarthLink offers customers dial-up services, DSL, fiber optic and satellite internet options.

Depending on where you live Earthlink internet can be delivered through various ways such as cable, DSL or fiber optic. When you have EarthLink as a cable connection it travels through coaxial lines coming from the street to your house. There is no dialing in and it’s always ready. All you need is a modem and a wireless router or a combination modem router for wireless internet.

Unfortunately EarthLink dial-up internet has been phased out and replaced with much faster internet plans. Call 1-844-205-8771 to see what EarthLink internet plans are available in your area.

Yes! If you’re a currently EarthLink customer looking to switch to a new provider, EarthLink will allow you to keep your email address for $7.95 a month or $79.80 a year.

No, if you’re a current EarthLink customer, you get 8 email addresses for free.

Yes, if you’re not a current customer. You’ll get up to 3 email addresses for $7.95 a month or $79.80 a year. This includes EarthLink customers who were powered by Time Warner Cable, now Charter Spectrum™.

Yes! Earthlink email is available to everyone who would like an EarthLink email address. However, if you are not a current customer of EarthLink internet, you will have to pay a monthly fee.

EarthLink’s Total Access was software that came with a free Anti-Virus and Firewall protection tools to EarthLink dial-up internet customers. EarthLink Total Access software was created so customers can connect reliably, safely, surf the web faster and avoids pop-ups and spam. Now customers have access to Norton Security Online and Norton WiFi Privacy to protect them from online threats for a monthly fee. There is a 30 day free trial available for anyone who would like to try it, not just EarthLink internet customers. There is no specific software required for EarthLink DSL and HyperLink customers to get online like there is with dial-up internet.

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