Upgrade to 10GB in existing 1GB areas Apr 2023 update?

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by mjuster458 » Sat Apr 15, 2023 8:59 am

Back in March 2022 Sonic indicated there would be an upgrade path for 1GB subscribers with an additional fee. Is there any update when at a minimum existing subscribers will be able to indicate interest for an upgrade? I appreciate that it might not be feasible for Sonic to upgrade certain areas but I do feel like it will be hard to know without customers being able to indicate interest.

Specifically I'm looking for any way to shed the land line fees. Costs for all services have gone up over the last year and I don't want to pay for things I don't use.

by loherj » Tue Apr 18, 2023 8:10 am
Hello Michael,

Thank you for reaching out regarding your interest in upgrading from 1gb to 10gb service. We are working on this and hope to provide customers with the ability to accomplish this in the near future.

Sonic's most significant obstacle or task is upgrading the back-end infrastructure in 1gb areas to compatible infrastructure for 10gb service. Once back-end infrastructure is upgraded, we can start allowing 1gb customers to initiate the upgrade process.
Jacob - Community & Escalations Specialist
by michaelfinney » Wed May 17, 2023 10:15 am
Ok, here's a meta-question. If you can't tell us when 10 Gig will be available, can you tell us when you will be able to tell us? Or promise to email interested customers when an availability date is posted? I just don't want to look at this forum a year from now and find out that 10 Gig has been available for six months.


by dane » Wed May 17, 2023 11:54 am
Yes, once we have the upgrade request tool in place, we'll notify customers that's online. It'll be in the Member Tools and will allow customers to pre-order an upgrade. Interest in that will help us identify which markets to prioritize, as well as to determine the financial viability and timing. Doesn't solve some of the power and cooling density challenges for us, which are unique to each market (and really each cabinet or chassis), but it's a step in the right direction.
Dane Jasper
by mjuster458 » Wed Apr 10, 2024 11:33 am
I know the 10gb upgrade form has been available for a while.

Is it possible to get any visibility regarding when any upgrades will occur? Do any areas have enough interest? What sort of expectations should people that are on the list have?

by dane » Wed Apr 17, 2024 2:57 pm
Upgrades are being delivered in some limited areas of Oakland and San Francisco today. We're still looking both at the technological impacts as well as financial outcomes for wider roll-out of 10Gbps XGS-PON.
Dane Jasper
by calaniz1313 » Sat Apr 20, 2024 10:00 am
dane wrote: Upgrades are being delivered in some limited areas of Oakland and San Francisco today. We're still looking both at the technological impacts as well as financial outcomes for wider roll-out of 10Gbps XGS-PON.
Dane, maybe another thought to consider. I just realized that AT&T is offering 2Gbps and 5 Gbps options in my neighborhood for the first time in SF (94118 zipcode). I think you want to stay competitive with the offerings of AT&T! I'd rather choose sonic but this development does have me thinking if its worth the switch till you roll out 10 Gbps!
by cycloscott » Thu Apr 25, 2024 4:56 pm
Would love to see that upgrade to 10GB in 94702!
by ken830 » Tue May 07, 2024 2:38 pm
Agree. I waited for over a decade to get Sonic fiber. And now I've been waiting for a few years to upgrade to 10G.

No emails or flyers were ever sent out to gauge interest in 10G upgrades. I think only people who come here on the forums know about the upgrade request button -- that's an extremely small subset of customers.

AT&T is now offering 2Gbps and 5Gbps service all over the Bay Area. As a former subscriber, I have existing AT&T fiber in my home, but their service required the use of their router, which was a big turn-off, so sticking with Sonic would be ideal.
by joeyyung911 » Tue May 07, 2024 2:49 pm
Their first deployment of fiber is only capable of 1Gb. Even if Sonic wanted to offer 2.5, 5Gb, they'd still need to upgrade their network. Whatever the competitors are offering is irrelevant. So, comparing a monopoly to Sonic is idiotic.
Excelsior, Sonic Fiber
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