Atlantic.Net Press Releases

Atlantic.Net Offers High Speed Internet to Gainesville Residents

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (12/13/02) – Atlantic.Net, Florida’s largest privately held Internet service provider, today announced an open invitation to Gainesville-area residents to be among the first to try the company’s new residential DSL service, a high-speed Internet access offering for the home. Only the first 50 qualified households will get to participate in Atlantic.Net’s DSL “beta test,” a month-long trial period that enables a select group to try out the product before its release to the general public.

Atlantic.Net DSL features speeds up to 2.3 Mbps — about 70 times faster than dial-up. The high-speed connection enables users to download Web pages faster, send large files and photos via e-mail and access rich content such as videos, games and music. When the product debuts in February 2003, service plans will range from $24.95 to $34.95 per month. However, during the trial period beta testers will enjoy the fastest speed available at the lowest rate.

“Eight years ago, we were one of Gainesville’s first Internet service providers, bringing dial-up into the homes of local residents here and throughout North Central Florida,” said Marty Puranik, president, cofounder and CEO of Atlantic.Net. “It seems only natural for us to introduce our new DSL offering right here in our hometown, so our neighbors have the first chance to enjoy affordable high-speed Internet access.”

Other standard features of Atlantic.Net DSL and dial-up accounts include 10 e-mail addresses, 15MB of personal Web space, a monthly newsletter and 24/7 toll-free technical support. Last month, Atlantic.Net announced another new member benefit called “SpamScope,” a tool that filters out unwanted e-mail messages such as advertisements, hoaxes and adult content.

To sign up for Atlantic.Net’s DSL beta test, call 224-0136 in Gainesville or visit

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 the very best in cloud hosting solutions, one click WordPress cloud hosting, Linux and Windows 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.

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