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So-net (ソネット So-netto) is a Japanese internet service provider operated by So-net Entertainment Corporation (ソネットエンタテインメント株式会社 So-netto Entateinmento Kabushiki-gaisha) (TYO: 3789) and owned (100%) by Sony.
- November 1995 - The operating company, Sony Communication Network Corporation (SCN) was established as a subsidiary of Sony.
- January 1996 - launched ISP business.
- August 2001 - started ADSL service.
- September 2001 - purchased WebOnline Networks, the operating company of "JustNet", from JustSystems.
- October 2001 - launched "Harbot" service.
- April 2002 - merged with WebOnline Networks, Ltd.
- May 2002 - started optical fiber connection service.
- March 2003 - started IP telephone service.
- December 2005 - listed on the Mothers market of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
- October 2006 - changed its corporate name to So-net Entertainment Corporation.
- May 2011 - So-Net hacked from unknown IP address. Roughly $1225 in customer's redeemable gift points stolen.
- April 2013 - So-net launches Nuro, a FTTH service that provides 2Gbit/s internet. Initial markets include Chiba, Gunma, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Tokyo, Kanagawa and Saitama in Japan.