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unibroker
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join:2010-11-12
Altadena, CA

Speed

I switched to Sonic at the end of last year because I couldn't get satisfaction from AT&T customer support. Because I am out of Sonic's area they still have to use AT&T infrastructure to provide their service but I have a much more stable connection.

My OS is Ubuntu 12.04 and today I downloaded the latest and greatest Chromium browser (Version 23.0.1262.0). I have been using Chromium since last November and today's version marks a measurable difference in speed and performance. I just thought I would alert people to this positive development and see if there are others that experience the same thing.



NormanS
I gave her time to steal my mind away
Premium,MVM
join:2001-02-14
San Jose, CA
kudos:11
Reviews:
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·Pacific Bell - SBC

said by unibroker:

I switched to Sonic at the end of last year because I couldn't get satisfaction from AT&T customer support. Because I am out of Sonic's area they still have to use AT&T infrastructure to provide their service but I have a much more stable connection.

I am pretty sure nobody outside of Sonic.net's "area" can get Sonic.net service.

Sonic.net does offer their own product ("Fusion") where they have their own ADSL2+ equipment in an AT&T CO.

Where "Fusion" isn't available within the AT&T footprint, Sonic.net resells AT&T ADSL service.

Even where "Fusion" is available, Sonic.net still uses AT&T copper from the CO to the premises.

Only in the limited area of FTTH deployment does Sonic.net have there own infrastructure.

My OS is Ubuntu 12.04 and today I downloaded the latest and greatest Chromium browser (Version 23.0.1262.0). I have been using Chromium since last November and today's version marks a measurable difference in speed and performance. I just thought I would alert people to this positive development and see if there are others that experience the same thing.

I have set up two Sonic.net "Fusion" lines; one at a premises which formerly had AT&T ADSL service. Performance is, indeed improved; due to the fact that Sonic.net does not sell tiered profiles.

I am not certain I can explain improved performance on a resold AT&T line, where Sonic.net resells AT&T tiered ADSL profiles.
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Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum

Tobester

join:2000-11-14
San Francisco, CA
Reviews:
·SONIC.NET
reply to unibroker

Have you just not updated your profile to show a new location?

Sonic.net is only available in the Northern California Bay area, and not in the Los Angeles area, such as Altadena (at least as far as I know )


unibroker
Premium
join:2010-11-12
Altadena, CA

Profile is current. Sonic is my ISP. I have to provide dial tone from AT&T.



NormanS
I gave her time to steal my mind away
Premium,MVM
join:2001-02-14
San Jose, CA
kudos:11
Reviews:
·SONIC.NET
·Pacific Bell - SBC
reply to Tobester

said by Tobester:

Sonic.net is only available in the Northern California Bay area, and not in the Los Angeles area, such as Altadena (at least as far as I know )

"Fusion" is, I believe, only available in the S.F. Bay Area. Resold AT&T DSL should be available anywhere in the AT&T footprint in California.
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Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum

unibroker
Premium
join:2010-11-12
Altadena, CA
reply to unibroker

Hate to jinx myself but has any other Sonic customer experienced improved reliability with respect to stability of their connection? I used to have minor disconnects (lose sync) during the day lasting 1 to 2 minutes and one major disconnect. Over the last couple of weeks I have had no disconnects and that's with some major area power issues.

If I should have started a new post let me know