I am trying to learn what my options will be if/when I get kicked off my Sonic Fusion service. I have a fixed IP address now, one of the biggest selling points for that service for me in 2011-12 when I signed up.
I have been told that Sonic fiber service --does not-- offer --any-- fixed/static IP option, with apparently one reason being that they think it might encourage people to use their "consumer-level" but ostensibly 10-gigabit service for high-data-rate commercial purposes.
So my question to existing customers that pay attention to their IP addresses on Sonic fiber (real Sonic, not any of the re-sold AT&T services) is, how often does your IP address actually change? And, do or can events such as rebooting your Sonic fiber adapter box/modem ("ONT") or any associated router, cause you to get a new/different IP address, or does the same one always come back again?
For comparison/reference, many (or most/all?) cable-Internet or traditional ADSL Internet customers would definitely get a different IP address each time they rebooted their DSL modem/router/gateway box, but AT&T U-verse lines (including the re-sold Sonic ones) typically keep the same IP until/if their AT&T box itself is replaced with a new one. (And that is indeed how my AT&T U-verse worked in 2009-11.)