Post by Doug Herr Post by Keith Keller Post by Doug Herr
Also note that Sonic does not offer this only based on your proximity
to a VRAD. You have to be too far enough from your CO so that Sonic
can't give you above a magic bandwidth level. Can't remember what that
number is at the moment.
Do you recall where you got this information from? E.g., talking with a
Sonic rep, seeing it online somewhere, something else?
Mostly from the Sonic forums (open to all). I was at about my 5 year
mark with Sonic Fusion and line trouble got me reading the forums. I was
happy to learn that resold FTTN was coming soon as it was time for speeds
that could deliver full speed Roku/Netflix. Oh, right, you did not ask
about my life history...
"but we will not prequalify a prospective new member and offer anything
less than 12Mbps.
When I dropped Sonic, because I was only getting 1-2 Mbps, I noticed
that when I put my address into their system I no longer could sign up
at my house because I was too far from the CO to get reasonable speed.
I had no idea that they had begun selling FTTN service until I read a
discussion on my local Nextdoor site two days ago asking about
alternatives to Comcast and someone mentioned that Sonic was reselling
AT&T fiber. That was not really true, since in my area AT&T "fiber" is
their FTTH gigabit fiber.
I would have remained with Sonic had they offered 20Mb/s FTTN earlier
this year, but after dropping satellite TV I wanted a service that would
work with my Roku boxes and 1-2Mb/s wasn't cutting it.
I understand why Sonic moved away from customer-owned premises
equipment, but they could at least offer to sell you the modems that
Also, I have no need for VOIP service from Sonic unless it's free. I
have VOIP service from RingTo which is free, with my Obi 202. I have to
pay $12 per year to another service for E911 service though.
With so many people dropping landlines entirely, the value of home phone
service is very low, and is really set by the VOIP companies like Ooma,
I'd say that 90% of the calls I receive on my home phone are robo calls
plus other junk calls. I use it for outgoing calls because I don't have
unlimited calling on my cell phone plan.
Dane may want to rethink his pricing structure if he wants to compete
with Comcast for data services.