09/19/2001 - Atlantic.Net Launches Dial-Up Service Nationwide

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

GAINESVILLE, FL (September 19, 2001) - Atlantic.Net (http://www.atlantic.net), one of the nation's fastest-growing Internet Protocol carriers, today announced it is offering dial-up Internet access nationwide. The new service area extends Atlantic.Net's local coverage to more than 85 percent of the United States and parts of Canada.

"Atlantic.Net has been doing an exceptional job of exceeding the expectations of Internet users in the Southeast for seven years," said Marty Puranik, president and CEO of Atlantic.Net. "Now we are able to exceed the expectations of subscribers nationwide."

The monthly cost of Atlantic.Net's dial-up service is $19.95, up to 15% below the cost of other national providers. Additional features include:

• Toll-free technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
• Free service for referrals
• Six e-mail addresses
• Personal Web page space
• Monthly newsletter
• Webmail
• Surf.Atlantic.Net portal
• Free Internet software
• Flexible payment options

In addition to more than 1,100 local access numbers, which can be found online at http://www.atlantic.net/htm_dialup/signup.htm, Atlantic.Net offers a wide range of business services including broadband, Web hosting, e-commerce and Web design. Headquartered in Gainesville, FL, the company has offices in Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa.

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. For the past three years, Atlantic.Net has been recognized as one of Florida's fastest-growing private companies. In September 2000, the company was named to Inc. magazine's annual list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the country. 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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