- Atlantic.Net Expands Internet Access; Service Now Available
in South Florida
Media Contact: Doreen Sabina
Phone: (904) 249-3946
Gainesville-based Atlantic.Net, Floridas largest privately
held Internet service provider, has expanded into South Florida.
Atlantic.Nets 56K Internet access is now available to subscribers
in the Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Deerfield Beach calling areas.
Internet accounts start at just $9.95 per month; including access
to the World Wide Web, electronic 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 also offers
high-speed dedicated access and Web hosting services for businesses.
is one of the fastest-growing companies in Florida with more than
22,000 subscribers in 34 locations. During the past six months,
Atlantic.Net has launched service in five new cities and purchased
the dial-up Internet subscribers, dedicated access accounts and
Web hosting clients of three Internet access companies. By the end
of 1999, Atlantic.Nets network is expected to span nine states
in the southeastern United States.
Atlantic.Net was founded in 1994 by two University of Florida students,
Marty Puranik and Jose Sanchez, who started the company by selling
computers. After being denied Internet access through the university
in 1995, Puranik and Sanchez launched one of the first commercial
Internet services in Florida, serving Gainesville and Ocala. Since
then, the company has been rapidly expanding its coverage areas,
acquiring smaller access providers and enhancing its service offerings.
Revenues have doubled every year since inception and in 1998 Atlantic.Net
was recognized as one of Floridas 100 fastest-growing private
companies by UFs Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
learn more about Atlantic.Nets 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 email@example.com.