GAINESVILLE, Fla. (1/6/00) – Atlantic.Net, Florida’s 15th fastest-growing private company, today launched Internet service in Wildwood, Florida. The company’s network expansion into Wildwood brings its total number of Florida POPs (Points of Presence) to 45, more than any other ISP in the world. Local access numbers are available to Atlantic.Net subscribers in all 45 locations.
Atlantic.Net dial-up accounts start at $9.95 per month; including access to the World Wide Web, electronic and Web mail, discussion groups and other features. 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.
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 45 locations across the state, more than any other ISP in the world. The company has 26,000 subscribers and recently expanded into Louisiana and Mississippi. 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 https://www.atlantic.net.