-Atlantic.Net Enters Strategic Partnership with Clear Channel Broadcasting
Fast-Growing ISP Becomes Clear Channel of Orlando's "Official
Media Contact: Doreen Sabina
Phone: (904) 249-3946
FL (April 26, 2002) - Atlantic.Net, http://www.atlantic.net, a nationwide
provider of Internet and telecommunications services and one of
the nation's fastest-growing companies, today announced it has entered
into a strategic partnership with Clear Channel Broadcasting (NYSE:
CCU) to become Clear Channel Orlando's official Internet Provider.
As official Internet Provider, Atlantic.Net's services for Clear
Channel's seven radio stations in the Orlando area will include
programming and Web development
assistance, e-commerce capabilities, streaming video services, hosting
for special project and/or client sites and broadband and dial-up
connections for Clear Channel of Orlando employees.
ecstatic to be working with Atlantic.Net," said Mike Spry,
director of engineering at Clear Channel Orlando. "We need
the reliability and dedication of a hard working team of Internet
professionals to grow our efforts here, and we are extremely delighted
to have created a mutually beneficial partnership with Atlantic.Net."
part of Atlantic.Net's strategy to become the Internet services
industry leader in Orlando, the company will invest significantly
in Clear Channel Orlando's radio, outdoor and Internet advertising
channels. For example, Atlantic.Net commercials will be aired on
all seven of Clear Channel Orlando's radio stations starting in
May. In addition, Atlantic.Net will be given the opportunity to
participate in all Clear Channel Orlando Entertainment promotional
events, including remote appearances and other broadcasting events.
have been successful for the past seven years because we have focused
on perfecting our technology, enhancing our services and exceeding
the expectations of our customers," said Marty Puranik, president
and CEO of Atlantic.Net. "Now the time is right to get the
word out. By partnering with the market leader in advertising and
promotion, Atlantic.Net is reinforcing its commitment to being the
number one Internet service provider in Orlando and across Florida."
Clear Channel Communications, Inc., (NYSE: CCU) headquartered in
San Antonio, Texas, is a global leader in the out-of home advertising
industry with radio and television stations, outdoor displays, and
entertainment venues in 63 countries around the world. Including
announced transactions, Clear Channel operates approximately 1,224
radio and 19 television stations in the United States and has equity
interests in over 240 radio stations internationally. Clear Channel
also operates approximately 770,000 outdoor advertising displays,
including billboards, street furniture and transit panels across
world. Clear Channel Entertainment is one of the world's largest
diversified promoters, producers and presenters of live entertainment
events and is a leading fully integrated sports marketing and management
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 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 who regularly
participate in the Alachua County Guardian Ad Litem drive to provide
toys for needy children at Christmas and in local United Way and
March of Dimes charity events. For four years in a row, Atlantic.Net
has been recognized as one of Florida's fastest-growing private
companies, last year ranking number 22 in the state. In 2001 the
company established a business scholarship in the Decision and Information
Sciences Department at the University of Florida's College of Business.
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.
For more information about this release, call Doreen Sabina at 904.249.3946
or e-mail email@example.com.