Sonic, an independent ISP in California, aims to provide better WiFi service to subscribers’ homes. Its new offering, dubbed Sonic Whole Home Wi-Fi, will use equipment from Wi-Fi supplier eero.
“Traditional gateway solutions have limited range and bandwidth, resulting in slower speeds or buffering when covering longer distances or faced with wireless network interference,” said Dane Jasper, co-founder and CEO of Sonic, in a press release. “That’s one of the reasons we’ve partnered with eero to equip our customers with the ability to boost their WiFi connection and ensure every part of their home has consistent access to high-speed internet. As WiFi internet access has become a necessity in the home, we’re constantly thinking about how we can provide our customers the fastest, most reliable internet on every connected device, and this is the latest example of how we’re doing exactly that.”
Sonic Whole Home Wi-Fi
Sonic will offer eeros Base, a tri-band router, for $8 per month and eero Beacon, a compact and cordless version of eero, for half that amount. The eero services Sonic will offer:
- Whole-Home WiFi: eero blankets a customer’s entire home in fast, reliable, and secure WiFi. With a network that expands to fit the needs of the home, customers can finally stream, work, and play from anywhere.
- Network Privacy: Every aspect of the eero system is protected with automatic security improvements that are updated regularly, ensuring the network is always secure.
- TrueMesh Technology: With eero’s TrueMesh technology, connections balance dynamically whenever an obstacle is identified. Instead of a connection slowing down due to a congested point, eero simply reroutes traffic to keep things running smoothly.
Sonic recently expanded its Gigabit Fiber to areas of the Mission, East Bay, and South San Francisco and elsewhere in the San Francisco Bay area.
Combining broadband delivery with whole-house WiFi is not a new idea. For instance, in May Comcast said that it would provide such a platform throughout its nationwide footprint. The interior coverage can be augmented through its xFi pods, which plug into electrical outlets where needed.