"Keen On… Sonic.net: Why Fiber Is The Future Of Wired Connectivity" (Part 1)
Andrew Keen writes about Santa Rosa based ISP, Sonic.net, and how they are not only surviving in the Fiber Optic ISP market, but are actually growing in a market mostly taken over by mega corps over the last 25 years. Sonic.net is "laying its own fiber-to-the-premises network in Sebastopol for only $70 a month and signing up 30% of the local market. While the numbers are still small (the fiber network still only reaches 700 Sebastopol homes)"
Sonic.net has "grown 50% in the last year, is back in “start-up mode” and it’s long term plan is to bring fiber to the district. Fiber, Jasper believes, is the future of home connectivity, especially given the merging of television and the Internet, and our insatiable appetite for video."
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Fiber really is the only solution, it is the future, whether for business or pleasure, and the demand is growing. If communities, small businesses/trades, and politicians, can get Fiber laid (doing it "right the first time") whether they have do it themselves or not, just picture it....there would never be a need for "data caps" or ITMPs, or DPIs, ever again.....I know, it sounds crazy, but I can dream, can't I? :)