Media Contact: Brian Bess
Phone: (352) 375-2912
Recognized as a Top 100 Private Florida Company
Internet Connect Company (Atlantic.Net), one of Floridas
most popular Internet service providers, is pleased to announce
that it has been recognized as one of the Florida 100, a compilation
of high-growth privately held companies in the state of Florida.
list is compiled by the University of Florida's Center for
Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI), and Accounting Research
and Professional Education (CARPE), in the College of Business
Administration. The annual project identifies the 100 fastest-growing
private companies in Florida. Recipients must meet four strict
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
in fiscal 1997; have sales of more than $100,000 but less
than $25 million in fiscal 1995; and be headquartered in the
state of Florida. For more information on the Florida 100,
please visit http://www.cba.ufl.edu/florida100 on the University
of Florida Web site.
Manoj "Marty" Puranik attributes Atlantic.Nets
success to proven technological innovation, dedicated employees
and a commitment to customer satisfaction.
very proud of this designation," Puranik said, "It
affirms our belief that it is possible to succeed in this
industry while offering premium levels of service at a reasonable
cost to our customers."
representatives will attend a business conference and awards
banquet to be held in December to honor the recipients.
Atlantic.Net: Internet Connect Co.
Gainesville, FL-based Atlantic.Net is a leader in the
highly competitive Internet access industry committed to providing
the highest possible level of service at a reasonable cost
to all of its customers. Atlantic.Net operates in 26 cities
throughout Florida, including Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando
and Pensacola. In addition to over 10,000 dial-up subscribers,
Atlantic.Net offers a variety of high-speed dedicated access
solutions and Web hosting services for businesses. To learn
more about Atlantic.Nets complete line of services,
call 1-800-422-2936 or visit the corporate Web site at http://www.atlantic.net.