I'm in Santa Rosa and not yet in the 10 gbps space, but I know it's coming within the next few months. Here are my thoughts about the three service tiers:bayfiber wrote:So I'm finally getting Fiber installed at the end of the month and it seems I have 10 GBps support at my address and they have a whole a new pricing structure for 10GBps when you check your availability at Sonic.com:
Basic: $30 for 10GBps fiber without email/vpn and phone-based support, (SMS and email support only)
Standard: $40 for 10GBps fiber WITH email/vpn and phone support,
Fusion: $50 for 10GBps fiber WITH email/vpn and phone support AND home phone.
I don't need yet another ISP email address or phone support so the basic tier will do just fine when I finally get service.
Anybody else in this area lucky to get 10GBps?
- I have 15 email addresses & 2 domains with Sonic - a couple of which go back to the late '90s - so having email is essential for me.
- VPN is crucial because I often connect to open WiFi networks as part of my job.
- I like having phone support. It's not essential, but I would prefer not to text when I have an issue which needs attention, especially when a detailed explanation is required.
- I'm vacillating on the phone service. While it's useful because my wife & I are able to give a common number to accounts we share (bank, mortgage provider, dentist, vet, et al), and we have a cool, easy-to-remember number, it might make more financial sense to either park the number and forward it (number barn dot com offers this for $2 per month) or port it out to our mobile provider as an additional talk-only line. Honestly, I'd really hate to lose the number, so anything I can do to keep it is kind of worth the additional expense.
We will obviously cross that bridge after it's been built, but right now, I'm leaning toward Standard followed by Fusion. Not sure Basic is an option at this point (if ever).