Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Sonic Expands Gigabit Fiber for Businesses

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Sonic has completed Gigabit Fiber Internet construction in the business park network at the Sonoma County Airport, and last week began to activate new Gigabit business customers. The new network spans nine miles, passes hundreds of businesses, lighting over 200 buildings. Some of these locations only had T1 (1.5Mbps) services available ...

Sonic.net Traffic Leaps on Netflix “Arrested” Release

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_1789" align="aligncenter" width="597"] Netflix "Arrested Development" release helped bump Sunday/Monday Internet traffic 40%[/caption] Netflix's release of Arrested Development appears to be enjoying some strong uptake. Typically we see normal or slightly reduced Internet traffic on a holiday weekend, but the surge in broadband use on Sunday and Monday was substantial, ...

Sweet Sixteen

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

[caption id="attachment_646" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Sweets from Sift for Sonic.net"][/caption] Yesterday we celebrated Sonic.net's sixteenth birthday. Founded in 1994 as "Sonoma Interconnect", the company has seen a lot of change. From a eight dialup lines connected to a couple Linux boxes, to a network spanning the state. From a few early adopter customers, ...

New UPS project update

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

We are in the process of building a third massive UPS for our datacenter in Santa Rosa, and a number of big parts have recently arrived. This project has been underway for over a year now, and is a really large undertaking. The new custom engineered breaker panel board arrived ...

Want better Internet? Vote Obama.

Friday, October 31st, 2008

[caption id="attachment_190" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Fuitless visit to the FCC"][/caption] For the past eight years, I have seen a movement away from critical open access, and toward a monopolized Internet. It's time for change. In 1996, during the end of Clinton's first term, congress passed the 1996 Telecom Act, opening voice and ...

Satellite Broadband: Demo it here!

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Nearly 4,000 of our current customers cannot obtain terrestrial DSL service today. Unfortunately, the prospects for many of these locations are not good for wired access due to very, very long wire distances. For these rural homes, we introduced satellite Internet access at the beginning of this year. Today ...

The Governor and the Internet

Friday, June 20th, 2008

As reported by CNet today, California's governor and Attorney General are asking California Internet service providers to help stop the illegal dissemination of child pornography. The Governor and the Attorney General's letter was sent to the California ISP Association (CISPA), the largest of a dwindling number of trade groups for Internet ...

Yelpers rate Sonic.net five out of five

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

We got a nice letter in the mail from Yelp today (and a window decal), telling us we've got 16 Yelp reviews and a five out of five star rating! Everyone on our team here works really hard to deliver unique and amazing service to our customers, so it's ...

Best of the North Bay Award

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

We have been very happy to be repeatedly recognized as Sonoma's "Best ISP" by The Bohemian. We were described as "Sympathetic and serene". The BoHo wrote "They're my ISP too, and I must confess to a deep and rigorous love." Great to hear! They went on ...