GAINESVILLE (August 25, 1998) — Atlantic.Net, one of Florida’s most popular Internet service providers, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as one of the Florida 100, a compilation of high-growth privately held companies in the state of Florida.
The list is compiled by the University of Florida’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI), and Accounting Research and Professional Education (CARPE), in the College of Business Administration. The annual project identifies the 100 fastest-growing private companies in Florida. 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 in fiscal 1997; has sales of more than $100,000 but less than $25 million in fiscal 1995, and be headquartered in the state of Florida. For more information on the Florida 100, please visit http://www.cba.ufl.edu/florida100 on the University of Florida Web site.
President Manoj “Marty” Puranik attributes Atlantic.Net’s success to proven technological innovation, dedicated employees, and a commitment to customer satisfaction.
“We’re very proud of this designation,” Puranik said, “It affirms our belief that it is possible to succeed in this industry while offering premium levels of service at a reasonable cost to our customers.”
Atlantic.Net representatives will attend a business conference and awards banquet to be held in December to honor the recipients.
In 1995, two University of Florida students launched one of North Florida’s first commercial Internet services, Atlantic.Net. Over its 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 has been recognized both Nationally and in Florida as one of the fastest-growing private companies.
To learn more about Atlantic.Net’s complete line of services, call 1.800.422.2936 or visit the Web site at Atlantic.net.