Sonic to deliver gigabit FTTH to six California communities

Sonic, a Santa Rosa, CA based competitive service provider specializing in gigabit fiber-optic broadband, says it will expand its gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) network to serve six communities in Northern California, including Brentwood. ADTRAN Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) says it will supply the necessary FTTH equipment.

Sonic, a Santa Rosa, CA based competitive service provider specializing in gigabit fiber-optic broadband, says it will expand its gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) network to serve six communities in Northern California, including Brentwood. ADTRAN Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) says it will supply the necessary FTTH equipment.

The service roll out will include free gigabit connections to local school districts when a certain percentage of residents sign up.

"Our customers live in a connected world, and it's vital we provide them with the bandwidth they need to support all the technology driven activities that take place in their day-to-day lives. Whether it's creating telecommuting opportunities for our residents or enriched learning capabilities in our local schools, our Gigabit Fiber Internet service is providing a platform that will allow them to participate in and create the next generation of digital innovation," said Dane Jasper, CEO of Sonic.

"Our bandwidth issues are limiting the creativity and some of the ideas that our students and teachers have. We're hopeful greater bandwidth will enable imaginations to grow," said Eric Volta, superintendent of Liberty Union High School District. "It's our goal that we can teach students that technology is actually a tool that will help them learn, find the right answers and be more spontaneous in terms of learning."

"Gigabit broadband is fast becoming a critical element to the financial growth of both the local and national economies and is allowing service providers to play a key role in enabling communities to evolve, change and grow," said Mitch Fleming, regional vice president, sales, ADTRAN Carrier Network Division. "ADTRAN is committed to ensuring all communities have access to ultra-fast broadband. Our goal is to provide our service provider customers with the support and guidance they need to continue delivering next-generation technologies."

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