Looks Fiber is getting closer to South Berkeley. I got this from an e-mail from Sonic on 1/4/19:
Now, what's happening in your neighborhood? Here's an quick update:
Your territory is currently in Construction and is next up for Activations! Despite the slower holiday season, the Sonic team made great progress in the preliminary construction in your area. The Sonic team has signed on several additional subcontractors to help get your area connected. Fiber lines are continuing the be hung from the telephone poles in your area, and as normal business hours resume for city representatives, we'll be able to more quickly navigate through the required permitting process. Typical permitting processes require a form of written notification (mail, door hanger, etc.) to residents, followed by a 30 day commenting period to allow residents to comment on the construction taking place in their area. While permitting requirements are being fulfilled, the Sonic team has been completing preparatory work so that when final permit approval is received, we can hit the ground running.