HP Communications employee William Arevalo uses a cable lasher to install fiber optic cable for Santa Rosa Internet provider Sonic.net along Florence Avenue in Sebastopol on Tuesday
By NATHAN HALVERSON
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Published: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 6:12 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 6:12 p.m.
Sonoma County will soon be home to some of the fastest residential Internet anywhere in the United States.
Sonic.net, the hometown Internet provider that began 17 years ago in a Santa Rosa home, is only a few weeks away from completing the first phase of a fiber optic network that will run directly to people’s homes in Sebastopol.
The blazing fast network, which is many times faster than telephone DSL or a cable connection, will enable home computers to tap directly into the backbone of the Internet. The fiber optic network allows the company to offer Internet connections up to 1 gigabit per second, said Dane Jasper, co-founder and president of the company.