For a few year, from 2004 to 2007, I had the pleasure of using Sonic.net DSL services in San Francisco. We ran most of our basic services like DNS, VoIP Routing and simple web sites on that network. For all the years, we had the service, perhaps twice the service went down and on of them due to AT&T.
So I was glad to see that they will be running the Google's Stanford fiber project (Providing fiber to home for all the Stanford faculty and staff living in homes on the campus.) Stanford is the Alma Mater of Google founders and the initial Google actually ran on the Stanford network
This is different from the Google fiber to home project that Google will run for different communities it selects based on various criteria. Still this will be a trial project to learn about fiber construction and operation methods.
The project will start in early 2011.
Sonic.net via @googlers