09/1/99 - Atlantic.Net Named15th Fastest-Growing Private Company in Florida

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Atlantic.Net Named 15th Fastest-Growing Private Company in Florida; Revenues Increase 328% from 1996 to 1998

GAINESVILLE — Gainesville-based Atlantic.Net, one of Florida’s leading Internet Service providers, is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row it has been named one of Florida’s 100 fastest-growing private companies. Atlantic.Net is number 15, jumping from number 79 in the 1998 listing, with a 328% increase in revenues from 1996 to 1998.

The Florida 100 is an annual program organized by the University of Florida's Warrington College of Business Administration and Fisher School of Accounting to identify and honor Florida’s one hundred highest growth firms. 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 over the three year period; have sales of more than $100,000 but less than $25 million in fiscal1996; and be located in the state of Florida.

Atlantic.Net has more than 22,000 subscribers in 40 locations across Florida and last week launched service in Mississippi and Louisiana. Between 1996 and 1998 the company added 50 employees, launched service in 21 cities and purchased six Internet access companies. In the past six months, Atlantic.Net has established a new Web development division, Atlantic.Net Studios, launched service in 14 new cities, opened an office in South Florida and acquired three more Internet access providers. By the end of 1999, Atlantic.Net’s network is expected to span nine states in the southeastern United States.

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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