Dane co-founded Sonic, an Internet and telecommunications company, in 1994, at a time when many people hadn’t yet heard the terms Internet, email address or World Wide Web. Today, Sonic is the largest independent Internet service provider in Northern California. From its Fusion phone and data service to its recent roll-out of Gigabit fiber Internet, Sonic is breaking new ground in broadband access.
Under Dane's guidance, Sonic established privacy policies that have become the industry’s gold standard, and Sonic has received a perfect 6-point privacy score from the Electronic Frontier Foundation since the EFF’s inception. Sonic is hailed for taking exceptional care of its customers; something that is rare within the industry. Dane is an industrywide key influencer with a devout following, expressing his opinions on topics such as Net Neutrality, security and regulatory policy.