Sonic Offers 1 Gbps For $70
Includes Two Phone Lines and Unlimited Calling
California-based ISP Sonic.net (see our user reviews
) not only survived the indie ISP-pocalypse, but they're busily building their own network -- something that's been historically easy to tell a small independent ISP to do, but not so easy to accomplish in an incumbent-dominated climate. After bumping speeds by using bonded ADSL2+, Sonic's now pushing fiber to the home in some markets.
The company is deploying 1 Gbps downstream, 100 Mbps upstream service to about sixty homes in Sonoma County
, with plans to offer the service to 640 homes by the end of the year. The price for 1 Gbps? $70 per month, including two phone lines and unlimited long distance calling. Sonic's also offering 100 Mbps downstream and 10 Mbps upstream with one phone line for $40.
"The idea is to achieve subscriber density on the copper product, then seamlessly upgrade all customers to fiber -- and faster speeds -- when there are enough Fusion customers in a region, CEO Dane Jasper tells Broadband Reports.