06/27/2001 - Atlantic.Net Offers Relief to Former BlueStar Customers Across Florida

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

Gainesville, FL (June 27, 2001) - Atlantic.Net, an IP (Internet Protocol) carrier and one of the nation's fastest-growing companies, announced today a special offer for former BlueStar customers across Florida. Atlantic.Net is offering free equipment and free activation to businesses that sign a one-year contract for Atlantic.Net's Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Internet access, and free installation to businesses that sign a two-year agreement for a high-speed T-1 connection. BlueStar Communications, an Internet service provider serving small and mid-sized businesses in the Southeastern United States, ceased operations on Monday.

Atlantic.Net can turn up the DSL circuits within 15 business days after a contract is signed and typically installs a T-1 line in 30 days. In addition, Atlantic.Net is offering alternative connections to businesses until their Atlantic.Net DSL or T-1 connections are established.

"Atlantic.Net is in the fortunate position to be able to offer excellent service to customers who are in the unfortunate position of having to find a new Internet provider," said Marty Puranik, president and CEO of Atlantic.Net. "Our optimistic but cautious approach has allowed us not only to sustain but to grow our business, and we are proud of that."

To sign up for DSL or a T-1 connection, businesses can call 1-800-521-5881. To learn more about Atlantic.Net's services, visit http://www.atlantic.net.

About Atlantic.Net
Atlantic.Net was founded in 1994 by 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 North Florida's first commercial Internet services. In September 2000, the company was named to Inc. magazine's annual list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the country. Today, Atlantic.Net's network spans seven southeastern states. Services include broadband, e-commerce, Web solutions and dial-up. 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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