GAINESVILLE, Fla. (10/10/00) – Atlantic.Net, one of the Southeast’s most reliable Internet service providers, is proud to announce it has been named one of America’s fastest-growing companies by Inc. magazine. Atlantic.Net ranks number 350 on the 2000 Inc. 500 list, a comprehensive guide to the country’s fastest-growing private companies based on the percentage increase in sales from 1995 through 1999. Noteworthy Inc. 500 alumni include Microsoft, E-Trade, Oracle, The Sharper Image and Domino’s Pizza.
“This recognition represents our employees’ unwavering dedication to our customers and to our company,” said Marty Puranik, president and CEO of Atlantic.Net. “I am very proud to be a part of this team.”
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 North Florida’s first commercial Internet services in Gainesville and nearby Ocala. Over the past five years, Atlantic.Net has expanded its network throughout seven Southeastern states, acquired 13 Internet service providers and augmented its e-business services to include customized wide area networks, fractional T-1 through DS-3 connectivity, DSL and ISDN access and Web hosting. Atlantic.Net’s staff has grown to more than 100 employees in its Gainesville headquarters, with additional offices in Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa, FL, and Aiken, SC. Revenues have doubled every year since inception.
Atlantic.Net owns and operates its entire network, which spans more than 70 cities across the Southeast. 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/month. Atlantic.Net’s most popular account, the Unlimited Plan, costs $19.95/month. E-business services include designing, installing and managing customized wide area networks, fractional T-1 through DS-3 connectivity, DSL and ISDN access and Web hosting. Managed dial-up services are also available to other Internet service providers.
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.