Gotta Go Fast2017-04-29 17:04
Gigabit fiber is finally available from Sonic in my neighborhood of San Francisco and it’s twenty times faster than our Comcast cable for half the price!
There are a few downsides. Upstream is only (“only”, I know) 100 mbps, I can’t buy a static IP, and there’s no IPv6 support. Comcast Business gives me a static IP and (finally, after a few years) a v6 subnet, so I’m holding on to my old connection for the time being for hosting stuff on my home servers.
Sonic is $50 per month plus $10 for renting their Pace WiFi router. My router is an Avoton FreeBSD server with four Intel PRO 1000 NICs, so I plan to send their Pace box back as soon as possible. Luckily their Adtran 411 optical network terminal provides a telephone port and a LAN port directly from the fiber line coming off the drop. I didn’t need to use their Pace router at all, just plug a Cat6 patch cable between the ONT and a free port on my router then configure dhclient.conf to set the default route from that interface.
Then just ask for an address!
The future is cool.