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Screen shot: Sonic FTTN (U-Verse) avail at Santa Rosa address
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Glenn Geller
2015-04-07 15:13:35 UTC
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Sonic has begun to activate their resold ATT FTTN service. Apparently
it's not widely available yet.

I wanted to see the details, so I used Sonic's availability tool at...

https://www.sonic.com/availability

...until I found an address that qualified, on Orchard Street just
north of downtown Santa Rosa. Here's a screen shot (on which
I scrubbed the house number):

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A single line can get up to 75 Mbps, it says. However, ATT's
list of U-Verse tiers here...

http://www.att.net/speedtiers

...shows top residential speeds of 12, 18, 34, 45, and 300 Mbps,
so maybe Sonic gave a very rough estimate.

The stated distance from the CO, 685 feet, is probably the
distance to the neighborhood VRAD. The actual CO is about
4000 feet away.

What do you guys think?
sms
2015-04-07 16:04:09 UTC
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Post by Glenn Geller
Sonic has begun to activate their resold ATT FTTN service. Apparently
it's not widely available yet.
I wanted to see the details, so I used Sonic's availability tool at...
https://www.sonic.com/availability
<snip>

I had Sonic Fusion until today. Their availability tool now shows that
they do not serve my address with any services at all.

I wish I could have continued with Sonic but I understand why they have
removed my area from their service areas--it is just too far from the CO
for decent speeds.

AT&T apparently never put in FTTN in my area, though I was sure that
they did because of all the ugly and intrusive boxes they installed on
the sidewalks several years ago. They have just lit up their fiber
service but it's very expensive, with an extra $30 tacked on if you
don't agree to let them spy on you. They do have some very good
introductory rates though.

My friend in Shallow Alto gets 20Mb/s with Sonic Fusion, but she's very
close to the CO downtown.

I hope that I can return to Sonic in the future, but I don't think that
they're going to run fiber in an area where AT&T already has it, and
AT&T is unlikely to spend money on FTTN in an area where they have FTTH.
Maybe Dane can strike a deal to offer Sonic service over AT&T's fiber.
n***@sbcglobal.net
2015-04-08 18:57:50 UTC
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Post by Glenn Geller
Sonic has begun to activate their resold ATT FTTN service. Apparently
it's not widely available yet.
I wanted to see the details, so I used Sonic's availability tool at...
https://www.sonic.com/availability
<snip>
I had Sonic Fusion until today. Their availability tool now shows that
they do not serve my address with any services at all.
I wish I could have continued with Sonic but I understand why they have
removed my area from their service areas--it is just too far from the CO
for decent speeds.
AT&T apparently never put in FTTN in my area, though I was sure that
they did because of all the ugly and intrusive boxes they installed on
the sidewalks several years ago. They have just lit up their fiber
service but it's very expensive, with an extra $30 tacked on if you
don't agree to let them spy on you. They do have some very good
introductory rates though.
My friend in Shallow Alto gets 20Mb/s with Sonic Fusion, but she's very
close to the CO downtown.
I hope that I can return to Sonic in the future, but I don't think that
they're going to run fiber in an area where AT&T already has it, and
AT&T is unlikely to spend money on FTTN in an area where they have FTTH.
Maybe Dane can strike a deal to offer Sonic service over AT&T's fiber.
There's no reason for AT&T to spy on us. It's obviously just some stupid idea one of their senior management had. I wonder how CEO Randall Stephenson would like being spied on 24/7? Due to the lack of alternatives in the country this needs to be protested largely across the country. Also AT&T needs to be broken up again as well as Comcast, Verizon and any other company too big for it's britches. I've had it with corporate elitism.
sms
2015-04-09 16:43:50 UTC
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On 4/8/2015 11:57 AM, ***@sbcglobal.net wrote:

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Post by n***@sbcglobal.net
There's no reason for AT&T to spy on us. It's obviously just some stupid idea one of their senior management had. I wonder how CEO Randall Stephenson would like being spied on 24/7? Due to the lack of alternatives in the country this needs to be protested largely across the country. Also AT&T needs to be broken up again as well as Comcast, Verizon and any other company too big for it's britches. I've had it with corporate elitism.
It's amazing how AT&T came back together.

Steven Colbert had a good piece on this a while back.
<http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=2802370>

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