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New Information for Residents Around Bass Lake and E Cranberry Lake, Eagle River

We haven’t had a lot to report the past few weeks, but we are starting to perform site surveys at homes on our waiting list.  This means that we come out to the home and mark with white flags where we intend to bury the cable from the roadway to the house. …

SonicNet Is Now an Affordable Connectivity Program Partner

SonicNet is pleased to announce that we are now a partner with the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides discounts on internet service to households meeting eligibility.

To determine if your household is eligible, …

Bass Lake Fiber Project Gets Started!

Residents on Bass Lake and East Cranberry Lake Rd, including off-shooting shorter roads, will start seeing lots of construction activity in the rights of way the week of May 23rd, weather cooperating.

SonicNet’s new fiber-to-the-home broadband service will be available later this summer to everyone along the fiber route that is being installed.  …

SonicNet’s Next Venture Begins

SonicNet was recently awarded an American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) broadband infrastructure grant to build a new fiber-to-the-premises network in the Bass Lake area of the Town of Washington in Vilas County.

Since 2007, …

Not Your Usual Independence Day Weekend

US flag at SonicNet office The July 4th holiday 2021 is setting up to be spectacular here in the Wisconsin/Upper Michigan Northwoods.  Perfect lake weather, businesses booming, visitors everywhere!  Last year, in the throes of the pandemic, we sadly had many closed retail shops, …


2021, Here We Come!

Okay, this should have been published a month ago.  But I imagine you’ll forgive me for feeling like January just sort of slid past me, just like the past, oh, say, 10 months!

The fact is, …


Broadband in the Age of COVID-19


This has been some month, and I think we’re really just beginning to understand how bad this virus is for our economic, emotional and social lives.  When we take into account that we aren’t likely to see a vaccine available for at least another six to nine months (if then), …


Our New World

I think we all are amazed at the changes in our lives over the past few weeks.  It feels like one day everything was totally normal — we had meetings and lunch dates scheduled.  We chatted face to face with our work colleagues.   …


Cybersecurity: How to Stay Safe Online

Everyone is concerned about safety online.  No one wants to deal with a computer virus, someone hacking his social media account or finding that her email account is compromised.  These are the top five things to do RIGHT NOW to make sure your online activity is safe:

  1. Create and use unusual passwords and use a password manager —
  2.  …


How Much Bandwidth Do I Need to Cut the Cord?

This is a question that we are asked nearly every day.  And of course no one wants to hear, “Well, it depends.”  But the fact is, it really does depend on how an individual household uses its broadband. …