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[Eng] Sonic.net starts trial of 1Gbps FTTH internet in California for $70/mo

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You'll be forgiven for not being intimately familiar with Californian ISP Sonic.net, though we get the feeling you'll also wish it operated a little closer to your abode by the time you've finished reading this. You see, Sonic has always dabbled in the business of high-speed, low-price internet connectivity, and now it's going for the jugular with a new fiber-to-the-home service, which costs just $69.95 a month, reaches speeds up to 1Gbps, and bundles in two phone lines and unlimited long distance calling. Just for reference, Comcast's "Extreme" 105Mbps connection costs $105 a pop when taken as part of a bundle, whereas Sonic's budget menu option will net you a 100Mbps line for $39.95 (plus a phone line with unlimited calls).
http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/13/s...n-ca/#comments

Go sonic! Now come to the East coast! Screw Comcast! They need to rot in hell. Local/smaller carriers always win
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I will have this one day
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Our theatre uses Comcast's business connection. They say the residential only has the downloading inhibitors but it's also on the business lines. We have complained as well as many other companies in town and we keep getting stonewalled. Being a theatre we have a lot of creative coming in and out and need the bandwidth to make it fast. We'll get speeds of like 275kb while uploading or downloading a file and when not downloading we get the full 25mb connection. Absolute bs.
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post #4 of 59
Sort of like this company
https://epbfi.com/

Though not as cheap. 350$ a month for Gigabit.
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hurry up and come to central cal!!!! Stick it to ATT, TWC, and CC!!
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Our theatre uses Comcast's business connection. They say the residential only has the downloading inhibitors but it's also on the business lines. We have complained as well as many other companies in town and we keep getting stonewalled. Being a theatre we have a lot of creative coming in and out and need the bandwidth to make it fast. We'll get speeds of like 275kb while uploading or downloading a file and when not downloading we get the full 25mb connection. Absolute bs.
What does Comcast think I pay more for a faster connection? I do it for faster downloads, not some nerfed junk.
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Well it may be in CA but its clearly not very wide spread within CA. I live ten miles away from the State Capitol Building and sonic.net can only give me a 3mbps connection where I live.

It looks like the super fast internet options are only available in Sonoma County.

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Sonoma County will soon be home to some of the fastest residential Internet anywhere in the United States.

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why is it never so cal?
come on only sonic.net move down the coast to the ventura area
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I'm sick of comcast I needs morez speedz
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post #10 of 59
Oh em gee shift plus one

WANT

Our (very) rural office pays more than $400/month for 1Mbps, and even that speed was not available two years ago (managing an on-line storefront from a capped satellite connection really sucks).

I wonder how long I'll have to wait for a fiber line to be installed along our 5 mile dirt road?
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