Atlantic.Net Acquires North Florida Internet Service Provider

GAINESVILLE (October 19, 1998) — 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 [email protected]

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

In 1995, two University of Florida students launched one of North Florida’s first commercial Internet services, Atlantic.Net.   Over it’s first seven years, Atlantic.Net acquired 13 Internet service companies and augmented its e-business services to include long distance services, dial-up, broadband, web solutions, fractional T-1 through DS-3 connectivity, DSL and ISDN access, Web hosting , Web design and e-commerce.   Atlantic.Net’s staff has grown to more than 100 employees and been recognized both Nationally and in Florida as one of the fastest-growing private companies.  Our award winning customer service and investment in cutting edge technology is still a guiding force behind the company.  Today, Atlantic.Net offers state of the art cloud servers, one-click applications like WordPress, Managed Cloud Hosting, among many other services.

To learn more about Atlantic.Net’s complete line of services, call 1.800.422.2936 or visit the Web site at Atlantic.net.


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