- Atlantic.Net Helps Barrier Free America Get Online
Organizations Team Up to Help People with Disabilities
Media Contact: Doreen Sabina
Phone: (904) 249-3946
GAINESVILLE, FL (March 27, 2002) - Atlantic.Net (http://www.atlantic.net),
a nationwide provider of Internet access and telecommunications services
and one of the country's fastest-growing companies, today announced
a partnership with Barrier Free America. Barrier Free America is a
Citrus County organization dedicated to increasing the business community's
awareness about their responsibilities under the American Disabilities
Act (ADA) of 1990. Atlantic.Net will provide online access for Barrier
Free America to support efforts to begin a training program to monitor
businesses for ADA compliance in Citrus County, ultimately benefiting
people with disabilities. Barrier Free America will also participate
in Atlantic.Net's Partnership Program, which provides financial incentive
when new members sign up for Atlantic.Net's Internet service through
Barrier Free America.
"Atlantic.Net's efforts to get our organization online will ultimately
help those with disabilities," said Alma Warren, executive director
of Barrier Free America. "We look forward to a productive working
relationship with Atlantic.Net to benefit consumers who need our services."
Formerly Barrier Free Committee of Citrus County, Barrier Free America
is a non-profit agency whose mission is to inform, educate and increase
the business community's awareness about their responsibilities under
the American Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, while assisting people
with disabilities in Citrus County through ADA related actions. Atlantic.Net's
donation will allow Barrier Free America to use the Internet to begin
training four people to inspect businesses for ADA compliance, in
turn, generating income for the participants and revenue for the organization.
The long-term goal is to expand the program to reach neighboring counties.
Free America is located at the Golden Eagle Plaza, 3269 S. Suncoast
Blvd., Homosassa, Fl. and is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, non-profit community
agency operated solely by the efforts of volunteer staff.
Atlantic.Net's services include broadband, telecommunications, e-commerce,
Web solutions and dial-up. The company, ranked number 223 on this
year's Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in
America, was founded by two University of Florida students who launched
one of North Florida's first commercial Internet services in 1995.
Over the past seven years, Atlantic.Net has acquired 13 Internet
service companies and augmented its e-business services to include
long distance services, 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. For four
years in a row, Atlantic.Net has been recognized annually as one
of Florida's fastest growing private companies, last year ranking
number 22 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 company information, check
For more information about this release, call Doreen Sabina at 904.249.3946
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.