- Atlantic.Net Makes Florida 100 for Fourth Year in a Row
Company Ranks as the 22nd Fastest-Growing Private Company in Florida
Media Contact: Doreen Sabina
Phone: (904) 249-3946
Gainesville, FL (February 11, 2002) - Atlantic.Net, one of the
nation's fastest-growing companies and most reliable Internet Service
Providers, is pleased to announce for the fourth year in a row that
it has been named one of Florida's fastest-growing private companies.
Atlantic.Net is number 22 on the Florida
100 list for 2001. Last year the company was number 11, jumping
from number 15 in the 1999 listing and number 79 in the 1998 listing.
The Florida 100 is an annual program organized by the University of
Florida's Warrington College of Business Administration and Fisher
School of Accounting to identify and honor Florida's one hundred highest
growth firms. Recipients must meet four requirements to be eligible:
be an independent, privately held corporation or proprietorship, but
not a subsidiary or division; show a three-year sales history with
an increase over the three year period; have sales of more than $100,000
in fiscal 1998; and be headquartered in the state of Florida.
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 nearby Ocala. Today Atlantic.Net
serves businesses and consumers throughout the nation, offering broadband,
telecommunications, e-commerce, Web solutions and dial-up Internet
access. In October, Inc. magazine named Atlantic.Net the nation's
223rd fastest-growing private company, up from number 350 last year.
Over the past seven 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.
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 company information, check out http://newsroom.atlantic.net.
information about this release, call Doreen Sabina at 904.249.3946
or e-mail email@example.com.