August 25, 1998


Atlantic.Net Recognized as a Top 100 Private Florida Company

GAINESVILLE— Internet Connect Company (Atlantic.Net), one of Florida’s most popular Internet service providers, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as one of the Florida 100, a compilation of high-growth privately held companies in the state of Florida.

The list is compiled by the University of Florida's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI), and Accounting Research and Professional Education (CARPE), in the College of Business Administration. The annual project identifies the 100 fastest-growing private companies in Florida. Recipients must meet four strict requirements to be eligible: be an independent, privately held corporation or proprietorship, but not a subsidiary or division; show a three-year sales history with an increase in fiscal 1997; have sales of more than $100,000 but less than $25 million in fiscal 1995; and be headquartered in the state of Florida. For more information on the Florida 100, please visit on the University of Florida Web site.

President Manoj "Marty" Puranik attributes Atlantic.Net’s success to proven technological innovation, dedicated employees and a commitment to customer satisfaction.

"We’re very proud of this designation," Puranik said, "It affirms our belief that it is possible to succeed in this industry while offering premium levels of service at a reasonable cost to our customers."

Atlantic.Net representatives will attend a business conference and awards banquet to be held in December to honor the recipients.

About Atlantic.Net: Internet Connect Co.
Gainesville, FL-based Atlantic.Net is a leader in the highly competitive Internet access industry committed to providing the highest possible level of service at a reasonable cost to all of its customers. Atlantic.Net operates in 26 cities throughout Florida, including Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando and Pensacola. In addition to over 10,000 dial-up subscribers, Atlantic.Net offers a variety of high-speed dedicated access solutions and Web hosting services for businesses. To learn more about Atlantic.Net’s complete line of services, call 1-800-422-2936 or visit the corporate Web site at


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