Dane: is it really Sonic Fiber, or is it really AT&T Fiber, in Albany

Internet access discussion, including Fusion, FTTN and Gigabit Fiber!
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by digitalbitstream » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:26 pm
So on NextDoor was written:
"An AT&T guy was installing fiber drops to several houses on our street today. I asked him about Sonic. He explained that while Sonic runs its own fiber in some places, in Albany, at least, it's purchasing the bandwidth from AT&T and is going to be totally dependent on AT&T for installs and maintenance."

What's the real story? Are there two fiber lines going on the poles in Albany, or just one. Is it a joint venture, or a resale situation? If a drop drops, who can fix it? Is Sonic starting from the Solano Avenue Central Office and working outward, or starting by running feeds to the hinterlands where DSL sucks, first? @Dane ? Sonic Support?
by steelgaze » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:21 am
Sounds like he's talking about Sonic fusion, and not sonic fiber.
by dane » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:08 am
Yep, he’s misinformed. We run our own fiber for our Gigabit service.
Dane Jasper
CEO
Sonic
by digitalbitstream » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:25 pm
Is AT&T running fiber in Albany also? Is Sonic competing with AT&T for access to overloaded poles?
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I will forward your replies to NextDoor. Thanks.
by dane » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:37 pm
digitalbitstream wrote:
Is AT&T running fiber in Albany also? Is Sonic competing with AT&T for access to overloaded poles?
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I will forward your replies to NextDoor. Thanks.


Yes, AT&T also appears to be building fiber too in many locations. And because they are adding fiber to an existing strand, they don't appear to regard overloading as a concern. It's not exactly a level playing field out in the real world.

Of course, if you can get Sonic fiber, please do - it's symmetric, fast, neutral and a great value. And customer service is top notch. Do sign on!
Dane Jasper
CEO
Sonic
by digitalbitstream » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:57 am
Ok, NextDoor has the right info, including a copy of your post. The local chatter is mostly about advantages of using LMI to order the fiber (according to the chatter there are differences in how the "rental" situation is handled).
by bobo819 » Fri May 18, 2018 12:12 pm
Sonic The Vallejo is still among the country’s hottest real estate markets so more people buying houses in the city = more new customers for you. Please improve your Speed service.

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