08/17/2000 - Atlantic.Net Launches Service in Panama City, Panama City Beach, Lynn Haven and Youngstown

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

GAINESVILLE, FL - Atlantic.Net, one of the Southeast's fastest-growing Internet Providers, today announced it has launched its e-business services and 56K and ISDN consumer services in Panama City, Panama City Beach, Lynn Haven and Youngstown.

Atlantic.Net's e-business services include designing, installing and managing customized wide area networks, fractional T-1 through DS-3 connectivity, DSL and ISDN access and Web hosting. Managed dial-up services are also available to other Internet service providers.

Atlantic.Net's consumer dial-up services run on a Cisco Powered Network. Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. All Atlantic.Net consumer accounts include access to the World Wide Web, electronic mail and toll-free technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The company owns and operates its entire network and is known for its direct, reliable and uncluttered Internet access.

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 Gainesville and Ocala, Florida. Today, Atlantic.Net serves over 40,000 subscribers in 70 locations throughout the Southeastern United States. Revenues have doubled every year since inception and in 1999 Atlantic.Net was recognized as Florida's 15th fastest-growing private company. The company is one of the rare Internet access service
providers that can claim to be profitable.

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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