Tag: Ethernet

Reinventing the Wheel

When the Amgen Tour of California rolls into Santa Rosa, Sonic.net provides critical speed.

As a 3rd year stage sponsor, Sonic.net delivered more speed than ever before to keep up with the race production team’s needs. Uplink speed was needed most, and this year we provided our FlexLink Ethernet 30/30Mbps symmetric link. This is roughly twenty times as fast as the typical consumer upstream connection. This fast link was used to power data and video uplinks that help deliver the ToC media experience.

Rolling Broadband!

Sonic.net and the ToC Team used unconventional methods to deliver the necessary speed. Our connection had to be delivered to the on-site network, comprised of production vehicles in the middle of Mendocino Avenue.

We designed a new kind of wheel for the race: a rolling Internet connection. A cable spool with onboard FlexLink Ethernet over Copper equipment was staged in the City Hall telecom room, then rolled out before dawn to the race production vehicles as they deployed.

The hub, a video production trailer, connected various vehicles for the two day event to Sonic.net’s FlexLink Ethernet link.

Sonic.net is proud to be an Amgen Tour of California stage sponsor, providing the fast Internet access to help make this event a speedy success.

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Broadband powered Tour of CA iPad App

The Site-LAN production hub



FlexLink Ethernet for Business Promotion

Today we are launching a promotion of our FlexLink Ethernet product, offering discounts on our fastest Ethernet over Copper (EoC) offerings. This promotion offers our maximum speed 30Mbps/30Mbps symmetric business product at a significant discount.

Here’s the deal: For the price of a 20Mbps Ethernet link, we will fully provision and run at the max product rate for your location. This means you can get 25Mbps or 30Mbps, if distance permits it, for the 20Mbps price.

To give you a snapshot of the costs, on a three year term, this means up to 30Mbps/30Mbps business Ethernet Internet or WAN transport for just $1099/mo.

That’s an stellar price for a very fast symmetric carrier Ethernet connection, and we hope you can find some interesting things to do with that much bandwidth.

Contact a Sonic.net account rep via the FlexLink page to get the specific the details for your location. Act quickly, this promotion is available for a limited time.

Oakland construction complete

Downtown Oakland and the Bay

Downtown Oakland and the Bay

Sonic.net’s innovative carrier Ethernet and ADSL2+ products are now online in the Oakland area.  FlexLink’s Ethernet access is perfect for business users with symmetric bandwidth needs, and includes a string business grade service level agreement to back up it’s reliability.  Fusion Broadband’s ADSL2+ and pair bonded ADSL2+ services bring fast asymmetric speeds to small business and residential users.

With Oakland online, we are now offering service in a pretty big chunk of the Easy Bay.  The coverage spans from Oakland, through Berkeley, Albany and Richmond.

Fusion and FlexLink now available in Richmond

All: FlexLink Green/Yellow: Fusion (approximate)

All: FlexLink Green/Yellow: Fusion (approximate)

As we continue our expansion, Richmond is our latest market to come online.  Adjacent to the Albany and Berkeley COs that we’ve been serving for some time, and just across the bridge from San Rafael which came online a few weeks ago, this continues the growth of our next generation product offerings around the Bay Area.

Our Fusion Broadband product for consumer and small business offers asymmetric broadband access without the need for a voice telephone line, using ADSL2+ technology to deliver speeds of up to 30Mbps/2Mbps.  FlexLink Ethernet for enterprise business provides carrier metro Ethernet access with high reliability at speeds of T1 up to 30Mbps/30Mbps symmetric.

Napa deployment complete


All: FlexLink Green/Yellow: Fusion (approximate)

We are now taking orders for our next generation carrier services in the Napa area. This new network brings an awful lot of bandwidth through Napa because it’s on our big new fiber ring. Consumers and small businesses can get products up to a max of 30Mbps now in many areas in Napa.

I’m guessing that a lot of Napa area wineries may be interested in reviewing their current Internet connections.  The new network brings long range T1 products online at aggressive new pricing, as low as $229/mo.  For a business in a more remote location, this is a great product and price!  For details, contact us!

Cotati, Sonoma Fusion/FlexLink availability

We have deployed equipment in two new central offices on our new technology platform. Both Fusion and FlexLink products are now available to customers served by the Cotati and Sonoma central offices.

Cotati and Sonoma were left out in the initial wave of deployment last year because both are awkwardly situated with relationship to many of the customers in the serving area. For example the Sonoma central office is actually in Agua Caliente, and this limits the availability of Fusion services for many Sonoma residents. (Agua Caliente residents on the other hand are very well situated.)

That said, for our business clients, broad FlexLink availability is important, so it’s nice to have wrapped these two locations up. Many wineries in the Sonoma area for example have previously had only expensive T1 or wireless options available, and can now take advantage of the speeds and low prices of FlexLink symmetric products.

These two offices complete our near term Sonoma County coverage, and we are now focusing construction efforts in Marin, Napa and the East Bay.

Supporting Amgen Tour of California

The City of Santa Rosa IT team and Sonic.net were a big part of the first stage of the Amgen Tour of California event. Sonic.net provided key infrastructure for the Amgen Tour television production and for the local events in Railroad Square.

Feeding the television production’s main Sat-Link truck, Sonic.net provided a 10Mbps/10Mbps FlexLink Ethernet connection. This circuit was delivered with just two weeks notice. (The typical turnaround for these type of products is 30 days.) The fast Ethernet symmetric connection was used to deliver a LAN for a day throughout the High-Def TV production area, serving various production trailers.

In Railroad Square, Sonic.net provided a fast DSL connection to deliver video to the “Jumbotron”, keeping race fans updated with news on the race.

We are very excited about our new FlexLink Ethernet and Fusion ADSL products, which are available for both business and residential users. Sunday’s event was a great chance to show off the capabilities of these fast products.

FlexLink offers 1.5Mbps (T1) up to 30Mbps Ethernet connections for business users. FlexLink includes strong service level agreements with a four hour repair response which is essential for business. FlexLink Ethernet has widespread availability, going beyond the length restrictions of consumer DSL connections.

Fusion Broadband DSL provides asymmetric broadband service using a dedicated line, with optional conventional line shared voice telephone service coming soon. Speeds offered range from up to 6Mbps/1Mbps to 18Mbps/1Mbps. In the future, Fusion Broadband will offer pair bonding for faster speeds at all distances, and faster upstream speed options are also in the works.

Sonic.net moves into fast lane

Nathan PatrickPhoto: Scott Manchester / PD

There’s an article in the Press Democrat today about Sonic.net’s expansion as a telecommunications and access provider.

This is a project we’ve been working on for over two years now, and Santa Rosa is just the first of many areas where service will be available. Businesses near downtown Santa Rosa can get on board now, with residential service to follow.

Read the full article now at PressDemocrat.com.