Atlantic.Net Press Releases

Atlantic.Net Certified for Cisco Powered Network Program

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (1/11/00) – Atlantic.Net, Florida’s 15th fastest-growing private company, today announced it has been selected by Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, to join the Cisco Powered Network program. By becoming a certified Cisco Powered Network member, Atlantic.Net reinforces its commitment to building its regional network into an Internet Supercarrier, capable of transmitting high speed data and voice transmissions by cable modem, DSL and wireless.

With this announcement, Atlantic.Net joins an elite group of Internet companies whose commitment to delivering advanced and reliable Internet services is recognized by the worldwide leader in networking. Providing unmatched throughput, the Cisco AS5x00 family of high-performance access servers and voice gateways as well as the Cisco 2500 and the industry leading mid-range Cisco 3600 Modular Access Multiservice platform supports Atlantic.Net’s mission to deliver and maintain a high-value network. Atlantic.Net is only the sixth Florida-based company whose services meet the stringent criteria for quality of service and support established by Cisco and its Cisco Powered Network program. The company is currently certified for Dial Internet Access services.

“We are using Cisco products to build our network infrastructure with three goals in mind: speed, quality and reliability,” said Marty Puranik, president and CEO of Atlantic.Net. “Becoming a member of the Cisco Powered Network program reinforces to our customers and the industry that Atlantic.Net is serious about its role in shaping the New World network.”

“We welcome the addition of Atlantic.Net to the Cisco Powered Network program as a fast-growing carrier, offering reliable Internet access. Customers can be confident they are receiving innovative New World services based on a high performance and reliable Cisco infrastructure,” said Larry Lang, vice president of Cisco’s service provider marketing.

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 industry leading cloud hostingLinux Cloud Hosting, and 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

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