Atlantic.Net Press Releases

Atlantic.Net Launches Service in North Carolina

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (6/21/00) – Atlantic.Net, Florida’s 15th fastest-growing private company, today announced it has launched service in Charlotte and Concord, North Carolina. This completes the second phase of the company’s nine state network expansion.

Recognized for its direct, reliable and uncluttered Internet access, Atlantic.Net’s $19.95 Unlimited Account service plan includes access to the World Wide Web, electronic mail, discussion groups, a monthly electronic newsletter, personal Web space with virtual domain name, convenient payment options and toll-free technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The company also has a Basic Account service plan for $9.95 per month. The Atlantic.Net software startup kit, featuring Netscape Communicator, is available for the Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh operating systems. 56K access is standard with all accounts, but the service is also compatible with older 14.4Kbps, 28.8/33.6Kbps modems as well as 64Kbps ISDN terminal adapters. 128Kbps ISDN is available for an additional monthly fee. Atlantic.Net’s business services include high-speed dedicated access, Web hosting and Web development and design.

About Atlantic.Net

Atlantic.Net was founded in 1994 by two University of Florida students, Marty Puranik and Jose Sanchez, who started the company by selling computers. After being denied Internet access through the university in 1995, Puranik and Sanchez launched one of the first commercial Internet services in Gainesville and Ocala, Florida. Today, Atlantic.Net offers service in 49 locations across Florida, more than any other ISP. The company has 40,000 subscribers throughout the southeastern United States. Revenues have doubled every year since inception and in 1999 Atlantic.Net was recognized as Florida’s 15th fastest-growing private company.

To learn more about Atlantic.Net’s complete line of services, call 1-800-422-2936 or visit the corporate Web site at

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