Net2Atlanta was founded in 1997 as a spin-off of an Atlanta based network
integration and on-site service company. At first, we provided dial-up and
e-mail gateway services transferring Internet mail to MS Mail & Groupwise Async
Gateways. The Internet was new to companies then, and many didn't want
their employees directly connected. Instead, companies would have a single
shared computer in a public area that was shared. This attitude mirrored
that of 100 years ago when telephones were new and the boss was afraid they'd be
In 1999, Net2Atlanta became one of the first Georgia ISPs to offer the new
ADSL. Naturally, many of our customers converted from the more expensive
and slower ISDN lines to the new DSL. DSL in those days was straight ATM
without PPPOE, which allowed us to bond up to 4 channels together for a net
speed of 6M down and up to 2M up. Alas, Bellsouth killed the old ATM
network in 2007. We also began selling T1 services.
We bought our building near the Big Chicken in 2001.
This became our NOC and our first data center. We
began offering server colocation and building a fault
In 2002, spam reached universally intolerable levels. Our reaction was
to offer a new anti-spam service which we branded "SpamDragon". By 2009,
the SpamDragon has grown to protect thousands of mailboxes and over 100 domains.
Also in 2002, our T1 offering began to expand as some businesses outgrew DSL.
We began bonding T1s together with each other and with DSL to provide more speed
and redundancy. We still can provide bonded T1 and DSL, which allows 3M
down & 1.5 up as well as auto failover in the event one fails. The T1
comes back to Marietta, while the DSL goes to downtown Atlanta providing site
and path diversity.
We added Metro-e and Fast Fiber Internet to our
repertoire in 2006. Through a mix of leased dark and
lit fibers from AGL, Zayo & AT&T, we began to provide 10M
through 1Gb service to Atlanta businesses. Now, Fast
Fiber is a big part of our portfolio of services. Also
in 2006, we were contracted to manage a data center on
We merged with
in 2008, which increased our
presence in the TelX facility at 56 Marietta Street.
Our bandwidth and connectivity increased significantly.
We acquired the lease on a number of racks at 56 Marietta
allowing us to offer even higher bandwidth colocation
services. Our connectivity improved greatly by our
AtlantaIX. We are peered with roughly 60 other
ISPs, schools, and government entities including major
content sources like Netflix, Amazon, & Google. This means
fast connections, low latency, and high reliability through
On the last day of 2009, we
acquired Atlantic Nexus.
Atlantic Nexus brought a staff of high quality support
personnel and a large number of DSL subscribers all across
North Georgia. Our pipe into the DSL network expanded
and we gained the technology to offer 12M DSL.
We created a captive CLEC in 2014,
which allows us to own fiber under public right of way,
colocate in ATT central offices and a few other useful
things. We laid our first fiber, a distribution system
near our home office, in 2015. So now, we are