Dialtone Internet CEO Named 'Entrepreneur of the Year' for 2001 By Web Hosting Magazine

Jan 08, 2002, 00:00 ET from Dialtone Internet Inc.

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Dialtone Internet Inc., a
 leading provider of dedicated and co-location Web-hosting services, today
 announced that Alvaro Albarracin, the company's founder and CEO, has been
 named "Entrepreneur of the Year" for 2001 by Web Hosting Magazine.
     According to Isabel Wang, the editor and publisher of Web Hosting
 Magazine, the recognition was based on Albarracin's vision to focus a small
 telecommunications business that he founded in 1996 on dedicated and managed
 hosting services and offer a Linux-based platform.
     "Alvaro first learned about Web hosting in 1996, and only five years later
 he's at the helm of one of the industry's rising stars that boasts the rare
 combination of triple-digit growth and sustained profitability," Wang said.
 "Alvaro recognized the potential for managed and dedicated hosting in 1998,
 and he created one of the first hosting companies to offer Linux-based
 platforms and IBM dedicated servers.  His focus on customer service and
 profitability that he honed from his previous business experience, which began
 when he was just 13 with a hot-dog cart in Cartagena, Colombia, has helped
 make Dialtone one of the largest and fastest-growing independent hosting
 companies in the country.  He is very deserving of being named our
 'Entrepreneur of the Year' for 2001."
     Albarracin credits much of the company's success to its employees, some of
 whom are now part owners of the company.
     "I am very honored and thankful for this recognition from the Web hosting
 industry's leading publication," Albarracin said.  "The success of Dialtone
 Internet is due in large part to the qualifications and dedication of our
 managers and staff, and I thank each and every one of them for their efforts
 that have contributed greatly to this."
     Dialtone Internet's growth was also recently recognized by The Business
 Journal Serving South Florida, which ranked the company No. 3 on its annual
 "Fast Track 40" list of the area's fastest-growing companies.
 
     About Dialtone Internet
     Dialtone Internet Inc. is a leading international provider of Linux and
 Windows dedicated hosting and co-location services.  With data centers in Fort
 Lauderdale, Fla., Mexico City and London (opening December 2001), Dialtone
 Internet supports a network of Internet servers, e-commerce applications and
 Web-hosting systems for customers located in the United States and throughout
 80 countries in Latin America, the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia.  The
 company's data centers are equipped with leading hardware and software,
 including Intel processors, Red Hat Linux, IBM servers, SCSI drives and Sun
 Cobalt Network RaQs.
     Additional information about Dialtone Internet is available via e-mail at
 info@dialtone.com and by calling (800) 617-1407 or visiting www.dialtone.com.
 
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    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Dialtone Internet Inc., a
 leading provider of dedicated and co-location Web-hosting services, today
 announced that Alvaro Albarracin, the company's founder and CEO, has been
 named "Entrepreneur of the Year" for 2001 by Web Hosting Magazine.
     According to Isabel Wang, the editor and publisher of Web Hosting
 Magazine, the recognition was based on Albarracin's vision to focus a small
 telecommunications business that he founded in 1996 on dedicated and managed
 hosting services and offer a Linux-based platform.
     "Alvaro first learned about Web hosting in 1996, and only five years later
 he's at the helm of one of the industry's rising stars that boasts the rare
 combination of triple-digit growth and sustained profitability," Wang said.
 "Alvaro recognized the potential for managed and dedicated hosting in 1998,
 and he created one of the first hosting companies to offer Linux-based
 platforms and IBM dedicated servers.  His focus on customer service and
 profitability that he honed from his previous business experience, which began
 when he was just 13 with a hot-dog cart in Cartagena, Colombia, has helped
 make Dialtone one of the largest and fastest-growing independent hosting
 companies in the country.  He is very deserving of being named our
 'Entrepreneur of the Year' for 2001."
     Albarracin credits much of the company's success to its employees, some of
 whom are now part owners of the company.
     "I am very honored and thankful for this recognition from the Web hosting
 industry's leading publication," Albarracin said.  "The success of Dialtone
 Internet is due in large part to the qualifications and dedication of our
 managers and staff, and I thank each and every one of them for their efforts
 that have contributed greatly to this."
     Dialtone Internet's growth was also recently recognized by The Business
 Journal Serving South Florida, which ranked the company No. 3 on its annual
 "Fast Track 40" list of the area's fastest-growing companies.
 
     About Dialtone Internet
     Dialtone Internet Inc. is a leading international provider of Linux and
 Windows dedicated hosting and co-location services.  With data centers in Fort
 Lauderdale, Fla., Mexico City and London (opening December 2001), Dialtone
 Internet supports a network of Internet servers, e-commerce applications and
 Web-hosting systems for customers located in the United States and throughout
 80 countries in Latin America, the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia.  The
 company's data centers are equipped with leading hardware and software,
 including Intel processors, Red Hat Linux, IBM servers, SCSI drives and Sun
 Cobalt Network RaQs.
     Additional information about Dialtone Internet is available via e-mail at
 info@dialtone.com and by calling (800) 617-1407 or visiting www.dialtone.com.
 
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