Ultranet (company)

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Industry Internet service provider
Fate Acquired by RCN
Successor RCN
Founded 1994
Defunct 1998
Headquarters Marlborough, MA, U.S.
Key people
Geoffrey Schultz, Founder
Website None (was www.ultranet.com)

UltraNet was an Internet service provider based in Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States. It was founded in 1994 by Geoffrey Schultz, a former employee of DEC. It specialized in dial-up residential and high-speed business Internet access and web site hosting. In 1998, it was bought out, along with another ISP in Virginia called Erols, for a combined $110 million by RCN Corp.. At the time, UltraNet had around 60,000 customers. RCN continued to run a network operations center at the Marlborough location for several years. Schultz took the opportunity to pursue his love of recreational sailing on a full-time basis.