SUNRISE, FL  September 8, 2006 –®, the global leader in on-demand workforce productivity, today announced that Eschelon Telecom, Inc., (NASDAQ: ESCH) a leading provider of voice, data, Internet services and business telephone systems, has selected the LearnCenter Workforce Productivity Suite to centralize training for 1,300 geographically disbursed employees across the United States. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Eschelon serves over 60,000 business customers in eight states.

“We currently have three stand-alone training entities internally for Sales, Human Resources and Operations. Using LearnCenter, we will consolidate our training resources into one centralized on-demand workforce development portal to deliver a uniform training experience to every associate,” said Regan Duffy, Senior Manager of Corporate Development at Eschelon Telecom. “LearnCenter will eliminate the geography gaps by powering a blended learning environment with both online and classroom-based delivery tools. The training department will gain efficiencies by automating enrollments and reporting, while sharing content in one universal repository that is accessible 24/7.”

“We chose LearnCenter because we were looking for an all-inclusive rapid delivery solution that would empower us to create and manage content, easily automate manual processes, and integrate with our HRIS and email software with no reliance on outside resources or IT,” said Duffy. “Our goal is to deliver better quality and more consistent training to our associates while utilizing few training resources.”

“We are very happy to have as a partner, they have tremendous credibility in the industry and the company is very stable, which gives us peace of mind,” said Duffy.

The LearnCenter Workforce Productivity Suite

The award-winning LearnCenter is the first and only complete Workforce Productivity Suite on the market today. LearnCenter enables the creation, delivery, management and tracking of any enterprise-wide human capital or e-learning initiative, whether in the classroom or online. LearnCenter creates a cost effective, high quality training, development and measurement environment designed to provide users never before visibility into, and control of, their career planning – while providing management with real-time business intelligence. Learning Management, Performance Management, Content Management, Online Authoring, Succession Planning, Collaboration, e-Commerce, Portal Authoring and more are available within one solution, with one interface and one partner –

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About Eschelon Telecom, Inc.

Eschelon Telecom, Inc. is a facilities-based competitive communications services provider of voice and data services and business telephone systems in 23 markets in the western United States. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the company offers small and medium-sized businesses a comprehensive line of telecommunications and Internet products. Eschelon currently employs 1,300 telecommunications/Internet professionals, serves over 60,000 business customers and has approximately 500,000 access lines in service throughout its markets in Minnesota, Arizona, Utah, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Nevada and California. For more information, please visit


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