"It's pretty exciting," the Sonic.net CEO said. "We're in the mix."
This is the company's second fiber venture after stringing cables on telephone poles across
"Fiber is very exciting to us," Jasper said. "It allows us to deliver much higher speeds in a cost-effective way. It has no limits."
When the first cables are in place in two months, Sonic will offer businesses the gigabit Internet connection bundled with a hosted PBX service, essentially a phone line hosted on the company's system, for
Visual effects company Factory VFX, which is along the fiber cable, exchanges large movie files with
"I think this is fantastic," he said. "It's going to be good for us. I'm counting the days until my
Sonic's core business is copper broadband, and the company has 50,000 accounts in the
The company has 200 employees and has doubled in size in the past three years, Jasper said. He declined to release current revenues for the company, which generated
Sonic's future is in fiber, Jasper said. The company plans to start wiring business parks along the
The hair-thin glass wires that can produce blazing fast Internet speeds are replacing copper networks around the country. Most of the large Internet companies offer fiber products, such as
Jasper said the speed and price of Sonic's fiber Internet service could be game-changing for
"Gigabit fiber to the business at this rate is unique," he said. "(It) will have a real effect on the business located within this new fiber footprint."
Sonic is planning to eventually roll out fiber service to homes in the markets it serves, Jasper said. The company was not ready to announce its timetable Thursday.
"It is a learning process. It is an investment process. It takes time. In the long run, we want to reach as many consumers and businesses as we can," Jasper said.
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