Santa Rosa Internet provider Sonic.net is seeking approval to build a high-speed fiber network in San Francisco's Sunset District, it said Wednesday.
The pilot project would reach 2,000 homes in the neighborhood, paving the way for a larger San Francisco rollout.
Sonic now offers a similar full-Gigabit service in Sebastopol for $69.95 per month. The deal also includes phone service.
The San Francisco fiber project would begin next year if Sonic gets the permits, it said. Sonic now sells copper-based broadband and phone service throughout the Bay Area.
Sonic plans to reach most San Francisco homes with fiber over the next five years, the company said.
"There is a huge demand in San Francisco for higher bandwidth services, and fiber is the only long-term way to meet this demand," said Sonic CEO Dane Jasper.
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