In hopes of gaining a competitive foothold against cable operators, fixed line carriers and other providers of broadband Internet service, voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) market leader Vonage Holdings announced plans Monday to resell wireless services of EarthLink in markets where EarthLink operates a municipal Wi-Fi network. Currently, Vonage provides Internet-based phone service to two million subscribers over each customer’s cable or DSL broadband connection. The three-year agreement with EarthLink would enable Vonage to offer broadband Internet service under its own name and bundle it with its VoIP service. Vonage, which intends to roll out a nextgeneration Wi-Fi phone in the future, also said it would “provide hardware, such as a wireless modem device, and other complimentary software tools to customers that will be using the service as an alternative to DSL or cable modem access.” EarthLink, which is building municipal Wi-Fi networks in markets throughout the country, has already launched Wi-Fi services in New Orleans and in Anaheim, California. The company intends to deploy Wi- Fi networks in 12 additional markets this year, including Philadelphia. Although Vonage’s Wi-Fi service would compete against similar offerings by EarthLink, an EarthLink spokesman quipped: “if you have a network, you should sell access to anyone who wants to buy it.”