Dial-up offerings are available now at the Staples stores. Customers also can sign up for high-speed access via kiosks at select stores. The retailer is offering seasonal promotions and in-store merchandising of EarthLink products.
An increasing number of Internet service providers are using retail chains to market their products. Last week,said they plan to set up kiosks displaying SBC Yahoo service in 2,000 locations including RadioShack, OfficeMax, Staples, Sam's Club and Gateway Country stores. Broadband service provider also has linked up with Staples to promote its high-speed offering.
EarthLink said its offerings will include an Accelerator program, which allows Web pages, most graphics and photos, Web-based e-mail and HTML e-mails to load faster, as well as tools to block spam and pop-up ads.