GAINESVILLE, Fla. (1/12/01) – Atlantic.Net, one of the southeast’s most reliable Internet Service Providers, is pleased to announce for the third year in a row that it has been named one of Florida’s fastest-growing private companies. Atlantic.Net is number 11 in the Florida 100, jumping from number 15 in the 1999 listing and number 79 in the 1998 listing. Company revenues increased 372% from 1997-1999.
The Florida 100 is an annual program organized by the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration and Fisher School of Accounting to identify and honor Florida’s one hundred highest growth firms. Recipients must meet four strict requirements to be eligible: be an independent, privately held corporation or proprietorship, but not a subsidiary or division; show a three-year sales history with an increase over the three year period; have sales of more than $100,000 in fiscal 1997; and be headquartered in the state of Florida.
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 nearby Ocala. Atlantic.Net today serves businesses and consumers throughout seven Southeastern states. In September, Inc. magazine named Atlantic.Net the nation’s 350th fastest-growing private company.
Atlantic.Net’s network spans more than 70 cities. E-business services include designing, installing and managing customized wide area networks, fractional T-1 through DS-3 connectivity, DSL and ISDN access, Web hosting and wholesale services.
Atlantic.Net’s consumer dial-up services run on a Cisco Powered Network. Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. All Atlantic.Net consumer accounts include access to the World Wide Web, electronic mail and toll-free technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Consumer accounts start at $9.95 per month. Atlantic.Net’s most popular account, the Unlimited Plan, costs $19.95 per month.
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. For more information about this release, call Doreen Sabina at (904) 249-3946 or e-mail [email protected]. For company information, check out http://newsroom.atlantic.net.