- Atlantic.Net Makes 12th Acquisition
Media Contact: Doreen Sabina
Phone: (904) 249-3946
FL - Atlantic.Net (http://www.atlantic.net), one of the Southeasts
most reliable Internet Service Providers, today announced it has
completed the purchase of Spring Hill-based FiberNet. With this
agreement, Atlantic.Net acquires FiberNets dial-up subscribers,
dedicated access accounts and Web hosting and design clients in
19 cities throughout Florida, including Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville.
Specific terms of the deal are not being disclosed. This is Atlantic.Nets
second acquisition in the past week.
has been in the process of establishing itself as a premier player
in the Internet service industry for the past two years and I am
very excited to now be a part of it," said Mark DeWar, founder
of FiberNet and Atlantic.Nets new office manager in Spring
believe that FiberNet subscribers will recognize our commitment
to our customers and our focus on technology, which is what continues
to attract both new and existing Internet users to our service,"
said Marty Puranik, president and CEO of Atlantic.Net. "Our
rapidly growing subscriber base is testimony to the fact that Atlantic.Net
provides a better Internet experience.''
subscribers do not need to make any changes to their computers at
this time. Effective immediately, FiberNet subscribers can take
advantage of all of Atlantic.Nets service features including
local dial-up access numbers in five states, toll-free technical
support seven days a week, Web mail, discussion groups, a monthly
electronic newsletter, personal Web space with virtual domain name
and convenient payment options. Business customers can take advantage
of Atlantic.Nets Web hosting and Web design services and high-speed
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
offers service in 46 locations across the state, more than any other
ISP. The company has 40,000 subscribers in five states. Revenues
have doubled every year since inception and in 1999 Atlantic.Net
was recognized as Floridas 15th fastest-growing private company.
$19.95 Unlimited Account service plan includes access to the World
Wide Web, electronic and Web mail, discussion groups, toll free
technical support 7 days a week, a monthly electronic newsletter,
personal Web space with virtual domain name and convenient payment
options. The company also has a Basic Account service plan for $9.95
per month. 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.Nets business
services include high-speed dedicated access, Web hosting and Web
development and design.
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.
Atlantic.Nets new office in Spring Hill is located at 5480
Spring Hill Drive. Mark DeWar can be reached at 352-686-3044.