GAINESVILLE, FL (4/26/02) – Atlantic.Net, https://www.atlantic.net, a nationwide provider of Internet and telecommunications services and one of the nation’s fastest-growing companies, today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Clear Channel Broadcasting (NYSE: CCU) to become Clear Channel Orlando’s official Internet Provider. As official Internet Provider, Atlantic.Net’s services for Clear Channel’s seven radio stations in the Orlando area will include programming and Web development assistance, e-commerce capabilities, streaming video services, hosting for special project and/or client sites and broadband and dial-up connections for Clear Channel of Orlando employees.
“We’re ecstatic to be working with Atlantic.Net,” said Mike Spry, director of engineering at Clear Channel Orlando. “We need the reliability and dedication of a hard working team of Internet professionals to grow our efforts here, and we are extremely delighted to have created a mutually beneficial partnership with Atlantic.Net.”
As part of Atlantic.Net’s strategy to become the Internet services industry leader in Orlando, the company will invest significantly in Clear Channel Orlando’s radio, outdoor and Internet advertising channels. For example, Atlantic.Net commercials will be aired on all seven of Clear Channel Orlando’s radio stations starting in May. In addition, Atlantic.Net will be given the opportunity to participate in all Clear Channel Orlando Entertainment promotional events, including remote appearances and other broadcasting events.
“We have been successful for the past seven years because we have focused on perfecting our technology, enhancing our services and exceeding the expectations of our customers,” said Marty Puranik, president and CEO of Atlantic.Net. “Now the time is right to get the word out. By partnering with the market leader in advertising and promotion, Atlantic.Net is reinforcing its commitment to being the number one Internet service provider in Orlando and across Florida.”
About Clear Channel
Clear Channel Communications, Inc., (NYSE: CCU) headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a global leader in the out-of home advertising industry with radio and television stations, outdoor displays, and entertainment venues in 63 countries around the world. Including announced transactions, Clear Channel operates approximately 1,224 radio and 19 television stations in the United States and has equity interests in over 240 radio stations internationally. Clear Channel also operates approximately 770,000 outdoor advertising displays, including billboards, street furniture and transit panels across the world. Clear Channel Entertainment is one of the world’s largest diversified promoters, producers and presenters of live entertainment events and is a leading fully integrated sports marketing and management company.
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 the very best in cloud hosting solutions, managed cloud hosting, cPanel 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 Atlantic.net.