July 1, 1998

Media Contact: Brian Bess
Phone: (352) 375-2912
E-mail: brian@atlantic.net

Atlantic.Net Internet Service Upgrades Central Florida Coverage Area to 56K

GAINESVILLE— Atlantic.Net: Internet Connect Company, Inc., one of Florida’s most popular Internet service providers, is pleased to announce that 56K Internet access is now available throughout the Orlando metro area, including Kissimmee, Lake Buena Vista and Sanford.

Atlantic.Net is one of the few Internet providers to offer local access in Kissimmee and Sanford. Prior to this upgrade, many Internet users have had to incur toll charges to Orlando in order to use an on-line service. With this announcement, all of Central Florida is now included in the local calling area.

Users with 56K-compatible modems will be able to access Web pages and use other Internet utilities at nearly twice the speed of a standard 28.8Kbps modem, at no additional cost.

"People in these communities will see an immediate benefit from the 56K technology," says Atlantic.Net president and CEO Marty Puranik, "Digital modems overcome many of the technical deficiencies found in traditional analog phones lines, which could result in slow connection speeds and unexplained disconnects for Internet users— regardless of the provider they used."

Customers already using 56K modems will see an immediate improvement in connection speeds, others will notice more reliable connections due to the clarity of the digital signal. Because it is a digital service, customers may also use dial-up 64Kbps ISDN terminal adapters to access the Internet at the higher speeds for the same monthly fee. Dial-up 128Kbps ISDN access is also available for an additional charge.

About Atlantic.Net: Internet Connect Co.
Gainesville, FL-based Atlantic.Net, a recognized leader in the highly competitive Internet access industry, offers service to about 8,500 subscribers throughout Florida. The company is committed to providing the highest possible level of service at a reasonable cost to all of its customers. Atlantic.Net also offers a variety of high-speed dedicated Internet solutions and Web hosting services for businesses. To learn more about Atlantic.Net’s complete line of service offerings, call (800) 422-2936 or visit the corporate Web site at http://www.atlantic.net.

Dial-up Internet accounts start at just $9.95 per month and include access to the World Wide Web, electronic mail, discussion groups and other easy-to-use features. The Atlantic.Net software startup kit, featuring Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Web browser, is available for the Windows and Macintosh operating systems.


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