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Based in Texas, AcademicPlanet.com is one of the leading providers of affordable web-based communication tools and internet access for the K-12 education community in Texas, the Gulf, the Southeast, and the Atlantic states. AcademicPlanet currently has more than 60,000 users in those areas including 17,000 classrooms. Easily the largest company focusing on supplying internet service to the education niche, AcademicPlanet is also one of the largest internet service providers in the United States. The mission at AcademicPlanet.com is to provide affordable access to the internet and to technologies for students, parents, teachers, school administrators, and other education staff in order to help enhance education and improve opportunities for achievement in academics.
The staff at Academic Planet may be contacted with questions through their local Houston area office number, a toll free US number, or at their mailing address in Katy, Texas. All of these contact routes are provided on their website and they additional offer a thorough FAQ section as well as a fax number and email address for their support team. Their office hours are Monday to Saturday, 7:30 AM until 10:00 PM CST and Sunday 9:00 AM until 9:30 PM CST.
The AcademicPlanet website provides information regarding their Dialup and High Speed Dialup internet options. Dialup access is regularly $8.99 per month or $7.99 per month when paid annually rather than monthly. Email accounts are also available through Academic Planet for $1.99 per month or $23.88 annually. Email accounts may be purchased regardless of the internet service provider of the user. Email accounts and Dialup service both allow users access to the Members Only resources available on AcademicPlanet.com, including the use of their webmail service.