08/27/99 - Atlantic.Net Expands Outside Florida; Begins Initial Roll-out of Service in Southeastern United States

Media Contact: Doreen Sabina
Phone: (904) 249-3946
E-mail: doreen@atlantic.net

GAINESVILLE - Atlantic.Net, one of Florida’s fastest-growing companies, is now offering Internet service outside Florida. Beginning today, Atlantic.Net’s 56K access is available in and around Lafayette, La., and Gulfport and Hattiesburg, Miss. This service launch establishes Atlantic.Net’s initial presence outside Florida and marks the beginning of a nine state network expansion.

“Atlantic.Net is proud of this milestone,” said Marty Puranik, president and CEO of Atlantic.Net. “Our company continues to provide great service. We continue to grow. And, we continue to take our business to the next level. We’re excited to be extending our network beyond Florida and are now focused on becoming the leading Internet service provider in the southeastern United States.”

During the past seven months, Atlantic.Net has launched service in 14 cities, purchased three Internet access companies, created a new division and opened an office in South Florida. The company, which began offering Internet access to residents in Gainesville and Ocala, Fla., in 1995, now has 24,000 subscribers in 40 locations across the state.

Atlantic.Net dial-up accounts start at $9.95 per month; including access to the World Wide Web, electronic and Web mail, discussion groups and other features. The Atlantic.Net software startup kit, featuring Netscape Communicator, is available for the Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh operating systems. 56K access is standard with all accounts, but the service is also compatible with older 14.4Kbps, 28.8/33.6Kbps modems as well as 64Kbps ISDN terminal adapters. 128Kbps ISDN is available for an additional monthly fee. Atlantic.Net’s business services include high-speed dedicated access, Web hosting and Web development and design.

To learn more about Atlantic.Net’s complete line of services, call 1-800-422-2936 or visit the corporate Web site at http://www.atlantic.net. For more information about this release, call Doreen Sabina at 904-249-3946 or e-mail doreen@atlantic.net. For company information, check out http://newsroom.atlantic.net.

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