Archive for January, 2008

IMAP – what’s that?

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Late in 2007, we quietly rolled out access to IMAP, a powerful email access protocol that our customers can use to manage their email. Email is the Internet's killer application. While the web is essential, it's email that most folks use first, every day. Most Internet users either use ...

Broadband in the redwoods

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

I had an opportunity to visit a customer's home this last Saturday while our installers were putting in their new satellite broadband service. Here are a few photos I took during the installation. Click here for larger images. It's very exciting to deliver a broadband access product that reaches ...

Pole top Wi-Fi

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Jason and Bryan are making progress on completion of our initial pole top Wi-Fi deployment in Santa Rosa. The primary coverage area will be completed shortly. Once that is done, we will be continuing deployment in Petaluma and at the SRJC campuses. An early morning in Santa Rosa, preparing ...

Speed kills (business models, anyway)

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

It seems that everyone is building faster, next generation networks. So, will many consumers enjoy faster access in the US any time soon? I don't think so. I believe that consumers will not see widely available faster Internet because it would undermine revenue from entertainment products. TV sells ...

CLEC Update

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Nathan and his team are have been making very good progress on our CLEC deployment. As a certified public utility in California, and a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC), Sonic.net and is working toward deployment of equipment to serve next generation broadband products. These products include traditional services such as ...

Free hosting

Friday, January 4th, 2008

I'm always thinking about how we can add more value to our Internet products. It's probably obvious, but the question I often ask myself is, "What can Sonic.net do that our huge cable and telco competitors are not able or willing to do?" From this concept come all of the ...