Your response does little to answer the body of my question, such as why Dane told me that it was not possible to do fiber except from existing poles. He could have clarified and said, except for business clients but I think that he and I both know that would have drawn the ire of a lot of people on this forum. It's always nice to see businesses just across the street getting something that you were promised a year ago and knowing you may not get it in your lifetime because - money=power.
At least Sonic aren't as bad as AT&T & Comcast,
Residential fiber construction is prioritized based upon two factors: construction cost, and uptake. Aerial construction is about 1/3 the cost of underground construction, so uptake in an underground region would need to be roughly 3x that of an otherwise similar aerial region for us to prioritize one above the other.
Business fiber is a different business model: we seek concentrations of business customers that are near existing fiber optic plant, and pre-sell with a success based build. In other words, if enough businesses sign up, we do the construction. And because businesses are typically spending $500-$2000 per month, and because underground construction is less costly in a business park than a residential neighborhood, we're often able to make the business case.
We continue to expand our residential fiber optic service reach, and I'm pleased to say that the business model is working and scaling well. As consumer awareness climbs and uptake continues to increase, we're able to build higher and higher cost areas, which is very good news.
That being said, it's certainly never been my intention to promise you anything, a year ago nor today. We'll continue to make our best efforts to expand as rapidly as possible, but until we open an area for orders, there's really no assurance we can give.