Atlantic.Net Press Releases

Internet Connect Company Buys Worldwide Internet

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (November 11, 1997) – Internet Connect Company (ICC), one of the fastest-growing Internet service providers in Florida, is announcing the purchase of Worldwide Internet Services of Melbourne. This is the company’s third acquisition this year, involving more than 400 net new subscribers to ICC’s service. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We’re looking forward to the opportunity to serve these new customers,” says ICC sales executive James Lamb, “I think everyone will be quite pleased by what we have to offer.”

ICC has made plans to make the transition process for current Worldwide Internet customers as simple as possible. All Worldwide Internet customers are being contacted via e-mail with instructions on how to access ICC’s Atlantic.Net service, and users may call the ICC customer support department directly at (800)921-9328 with any questions. All activation fees will be waived for Worldwide Internet subscribers and software will be provided to those who would like it. All new customers should be switched over by mid-November.

New subscribers will receive access to ICC’s standard account features, as well as seven-day-a-week technical assistance and toll-free support. ICC’s Atlantic.Net service is $19.95 per month and includes unlimited access to the World Wide Web, electronic mail, newsgroups, and chat rooms. All accounts also receive space for a commercial or personal Internet home page at no extra cost. The service is compatible with the Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Macintosh, and UNIX operating systems.

“This is a critical time in our company’s growth cycle,” says ICC President/CEO Manoj (Marty) Puranik, “Maneuvers such as this allow us to establish ourselves in emerging markets and offer higher levels of service to existing consumer and business subscribers.”

About Internet Connect Co.

Gainesville, FL-based Internet Connect Company, a recognized leader in the highly competitive Internet access field, offers service in 15 cities throughout Florida. The company is committed to providing the highest possible level of service at a reasonable cost to all of its customers. ICC also offers a variety of high-speed dedicated Internet solutions and Web hosting services for businesses. To learn more about ICC’s complete line of service offerings, call (800) 422-2936 or visit ICC’s web page at

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