09/25/2001 - Atlantic.Net Makes Inc. 500 List: IP-Carrier Named 223rd Fastest-Growing Private Company in America by Inc. Magazine, Up From 350 Last Year

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

GAINESVILLE, FL (October 11, 2001) - Atlantic.Net, one of the
Southeast’s most reliable Internet-Protocol carriers, is proud to
announce it has been named one of America’s fastest-growing companies by Inc. magazine for the second year in a row. Atlantic.Net ranks number
223 on the 2001 Inc. 500 list, a comprehensive guide to the country’s
fastest-growing private companies based on the percentage increase in
sales from 1996 through 2000. Atlantic.Net was number 350 on last
year’s list. Noteworthy Inc. 500 alumni include Microsoft, The Sharper
Image and Domino’s Pizza.

“I am very proud of our employees,” said Marty Puranik, president and CEO of Atlantic.Net. “To be recognized two years in a row is testimony to our team’s ability to work smart, be innovative, move quickly and adapt to change.”

Atlantic.Net’s services include broadband, e-commerce, Web solutions and dial-up. The company was founded in 1994 by two University of Florida students, Marty Puranik and Jose Sanchez, who launched one of North Florida’s first commercial Internet services in Gainesville and nearby Ocala in 1995. Over the past six years, Atlantic.Net has acquired 13 Internet service companies and augmented its e-business services to include true private networks, fractional T-1 through DS-3 connectivity, DSL and ISDN access, Web hosting and Web design. Atlantic.Net’s staff has grown to more than 100 employees in its Gainesville headquarters, with additional offices in Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa, FL. Since 1998, Atlantic.Net has been recognized annually as one of Florida’s fastest-growing private companies, last year ranking number 11 in the state.

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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