ACN, Inc. is a Multi-level marketing company that provides telecommunications, television, energy, and other services and also provides Independent Business Owner's (IBO's) an opportunity to form a home-based business. Based in Concord, North Carolina, USA, ACN began operations in the U.S in 1993 as American Communications Network. It extended operations to Europe in 1999 and to Asia-Pacific in 2004, and now operates in 23 countries, on 4 continents. As a reflection of its international operations, it changed its name to just the initial letters ACN. The company is a member of the Direct Selling Associations in North America  and Europe. In the United States, ACN is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau, where it currently has an A rating. In 2010, ACN was placed #21 on Direct Selling News' Global 100 list of the top 100 direct selling companies worldwide based on its revenue.