*Sonic.net Inc, CEO Dane Jasper writes, on his blog:
“Wireless is magic. You point two antennas at each other over a span of miles, and broadband comes out the other end. Most of the time.
I hate wireless.
Today, we sold our wireless network.”
Several years ago, Sonic had hoped to install a free public wi-fi network in Sebastopol. But after months of campaigning against Sonic’s wi-fi, the Sebastopol city council decided to terminate their contract based on health and safety risks of wireless. Sonic now states it is retiring all of their public wi-fi projects!
CEO Jasper contends the wireless is difficult and their focus is changing to wireline services, which include fiber optics!
*About Sonic.net Inc: Sonic.net, founded in 1994, provides broadband access to consumers and wholesale ISP partners in a thirteen state region. Sonic.net’s flagship product is “Fusion”, which combines unlimited broadband and local and long distance home telephone service. For $39.95, every Fusion customer gets the maximum Internet speed possible at their location — up to 20Mbps — plus a traditional phone line with U.S. and Canadian calling included.