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Broadband’s Life Changing Impact in Rural U.S.

In today’s digital age, access to broadband Internet has become a necessity for individuals and communities to thrive. While urban areas usually enjoy high-speed connectivity, small rural communities often lag behind. However, the advent of broadband technology has proven to be a game-changer, …

What is the “Internet of Things”? And can I use IoT in my home?

The Internet of Things (IoT) has revolutionized the way we interact with our homes. Today, homeowners can connect various devices and appliances to the internet, giving them the ability to control them remotely and automate various processes. …

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.   …