February 2020 Update:
We seem to have gone backwards from "Congratulations, fiber will be in your neighborhood soon. We will send monthly udpates." to "We're checking if fiber is feasible for your area. You'll only hear from us if if there's any glimmer of hope"
I got the same email as well and I was shocked. I've been on the waitlist for 6 months since the same day I got the announcement in my mailbox. I eagerly signed up on the phone and gave my credit card info and I get both this update and the "not a bill" email every month reminding me that they have my payment information. Why are we getting mailers telling us fiber is coming only to be told half a year later that "our team is collecting data for review and analysis to determine if your neighborhood is viable for fiber."? And to be told that this can take another 9-12 months? And to be told to tell my neighbors to sign up too?
This is incredibly disappointing. I thought the mailer meant I would get fiber in my home by at least 2020 but now its looking like I have to wait until 2021. I don't understand how Sonic can even send people announcement mailers before they even "collect data for review and analysis to determine if your neighborhood is viable for fiber". You'd think they'd have this done before ever sending a potential customer an announcement in the mail. My mailbox shouldn't even get an announcement until fiber construction has begun in my area.
I really hope this is just a mistake on Sonic's part and that they are actually further ahead in the process than this email suggests.