October 19, 1998

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

Atlantic.Net Acquires North Florida Internet Service Provider

GAINESVILLE— Atlantic.Net: Internet Connect Company is pleased to announce that they have purchased the dial-up subscriber base of Hankins Internet Services, which operated in the Lake City and Live Oak areas of North Florida..

Effective immediately, former Hankins customers will be able to take advantage of all of Atlantic.Net’s features, including 56Kbps Web browsing and e-mail service. Technical support is available seven days a week and subscribers will have access to the Atlantic.Net software startup kit, featuring Netscape Communicator, which is available for Windows and Macintosh operating systems.

Hankins subscribers will not need to make any immediate network changes in their computers. However, Atlantic.Net recommends that all subscribers begin notifying friends and family of the impending change in their e-mail addresses, which will take effect in two months. Anyone with questions regarding this change should call the Atlantic.Net Member Services department at 1-800-921-9328 or send e-mail to service@atlantic.net.

Atlantic.Net members using 56Kbps-capable modems will get fast, reliable Internet connections due to the clarity of the signal in the digital modems. 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.

This is Atlantic.Net’s second acquisition in the Lake City area. The first involved First Coast On-line and was completed in 1997.

About 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 over 26 cities throughout Florida, including Gainesville, Lake City, Live Oak and Jacksonville. In addition to over 13,000 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.Net’s complete line of services, call 1-800-422-2936 or visit the corporate Web site at http://www.atlantic.net.

Atlantic.Net was founded in 1994 by two University of Florida students. In 1998 the company was named to the Florida 100 in a study conducted by the University of Florida's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI), and Accounting Research and Professional Education (CARPE) identifying the 100 fastest-growing private companies in Florida.

 

 

 
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