GAINESVILLE, Fla. (6/23/99) — Gainesville-based Atlantic.Net, Florida’s largest privately held Internet service provider, has expanded into South Florida. Atlantic.Net’s 56K Internet access is now available to subscribers in the Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Deerfield Beach calling areas.
Dial-up Internet accounts start at just $9.95 per month; including access to the World Wide Web, electronic 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 also offers high-speed dedicated access and Web hosting services for businesses.
Atlantic.Net is one of the fastest-growing companies in Florida with more than 22,000 subscribers in 34 locations. During the past six months, Atlantic.Net has launched service in five new cities and purchased the dial-up Internet subscribers, dedicated access accounts and Web hosting clients of three Internet access companies. By the end of 1999, Atlantic.Net’s network is expected to span nine states in the southeastern United States.
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 Florida, serving Gainesville and Ocala. Since then, the company has been rapidly expanding its coverage areas, acquiring smaller access providers and enhancing its service offerings. Revenues have doubled every year since inception and in 1998 Atlantic.Net was recognized as one of Florida’s 100 fastest-growing private companies by UF’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
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.