I am Dane Jasper, co-founder and CEO of Sonic, Northern California's largest independent ISP. Internet competition is under threat by big name telecom companies. Let's discuss what this means for YOU and ISPs including Sonic, and why there's still...
My name is Dane Jasper (/u/danejasper), and I co-founded Sonic in 1994, at a time when many people hadn't yet heard the terms "internet", "email address" or "World Wide Web." Today, Sonic is the largest independent ISP in Northern California. As a 24-year industry veteran, I've seen a lot of change, but I firmly believe that every home and business in America deserves fast, affordable internet backed with the friendliest customer care around.
That's why I'm fighting a recent forbearance petition filed in May with the FCC. Lead by a lobbying group representing AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink, and Frontier, this petition could dramatically raise prices on consumers, hinder access to high-speed internet, and prevent Sonic - and other independent ISPs - from continuing fiber deployment.
I'll be sticking around to answer your questions about this petition's attack on broadband competition and what's at stake for you and everyone else who uses and loves the internet. Ask away!