Sonic.net Plans Gigabit Fiber Network in San Francisco

Sonic.net and its utility subsidiary Sonic Telecom plan to build Fiber-to-the-premise services to serve San Francisco residences and businesses. Services offered initially will be consumer broadband Internet access at a speed of up to 1Gbps, plus wireline voice telephone service.

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There is a huge demand in San Francisco for higher bandwidth services, and fiber is the only long-term way to meet this demand.

Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) December 14, 2011

Sonic.net today announced it has filed a permit application to build a Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) network in San Francisco. The application encompasses an initial pilot region of two thousand homes in the Sunset District, and describes a five-year build-out plan which would reach most San Francisco premises. This network would be served from approximately 188 outdoor utility cabinets.

The all-fiber network will offer full Gigabit speed Internet access to customers in San Francisco. Voice telephone service is also included. Construction of the San Francisco fiber network will begin in 2012, pending permit approval. Sonic.net currently offers copper-based broadband and telephone services throughout the greater Bay Area.

“San Francisco is our fastest-growing market for copper delivered Fusion Broadband+Phone service today, so we are very excited to bring our Fiber-optic upgrade process to the city,” said Dane Jasper, CEO & Co-Founder of Sonic.net. “There is a huge demand in San Francisco for higher bandwidth services, and fiber is the only long-term way to meet this demand.”

The Santa Rosa-based company currently offers Fiber services in Sebastopol, Calif. Customers there can choose service with one or two included phone lines, plus ultra high-speed broadband at 100Mbps for $39.95 or 1Gbps (1000Mbps) for $69.95.

By using an all-fiber design, Sonic.net has limited the number of street-level cabinets required, while delivering future-proof services.

About Sonic.net Inc.
Sonic.net, founded in 1994, provides broadband access to consumers and wholesale ISP partners in a thirteen state region. Sonic.net’s flagship product is "Fusion", which combines unlimited broadband and local and long distance home telephone service. For $39.95, every Fusion customer gets the maximum Internet speed possible at their location -- up to 20Mbps -- plus a traditional phone line with U.S. and Canadian calling included. For more information, visit http://www.sonic.net.

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    Sonic.net
    (707) 522-1000 x2205
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