Sonic.net Online Backups, ADSL2+ Expansion
ADSL2+ service now available in six markets...
Sonic.net CEO Dan Jasper stops by our forums
to note that the California ISP is tinkering with a new online backup service
that delivers fifty gigs of storage for $4.95 a month (or 500MB for free). In a blog post
, Jasper indicates that it's a soft launch as they work out the kinks. As for the company's new faster ADSL2+ network
, Jasper notes
that it's now available in six California cities. The service comes in 6Mbps ($45), 8Mbps ($65) and 18Mbps ($80) flavors, all of which come with 1Mbps upstream. It's not FTTH or DOCSIS 3.0, but it's not capped, either. Jasper built Sonic.net up from a startup on the Santa Rosa Junior College campus to a CLEC with 70 employees and $17 million in annual revenues; simply surviving as a CLEC in this market is a fairly impressive feat.
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We Need More Companies Like This What an exemplary model of a small business - succeeding against all odds in the shadow of AT&T and its very anti-competitive business practices.
We need more companies like this. We need more business leaders like DJ. And we sure could use some more independent ISPs so consumers have a choice other than the ILEC/Cable monopolies.
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My only complaint about Sonic are the hoops one has to jump through post-contract -- one has to be vigilant about actively negotiating a new one, or they'll drop you into the higher month-to-month rates.
To be fair, it's something other service companies also do, but one would think a company that is top notch in all other respects would make it easier for loyal customers to remain loyal, and give a heads up.
However, they don't give notification, and the sales staff isn't consistent or up to date on the post-contract options when you do call to renegotiate, but in the end, they do make everything right.
But I have a friend who is a former-Sonic customer because he's more price sensitive and doesn't value the overall package as much as I do.
Re: Misleading Press
said by hottboiinnc:Congestion has absolutely nothing to do with the medium delivering a broadband connection.
But Comcast has faced criticism from broadband analysts who say its network is overloaded and slows down during peak hours. Because AT&T and Sonic.net use copper wires -- not coaxial cable -- they don't experience the same type of congestion.
that quote from »www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20 ··· 10190340
is misleading. ALL Internet faces congestion just not cable.
But what to except from a DSL issued news story. DSL Providers only tell half the truth which is generally a lie to begin with.
That said, the congestion does tend to occur in different places (namely upstream vs downstream of the node) with DSL or cable, and thus one may have an easier and/or more cost effective resolution than the other.