Non-Discrimination Policy




Nondiscrimination and Network Management Policy

California Broadband Cooperative, Inc. (CBC) will solely manage the proposed funded network in accordance with the FCC's Internet Policy Statement (FCC 05-151, adopted August 5, 2005) and in compliance with any future Internet policy changes by the FCC. Currently CBC does not discriminate or favor any lawful Internet applications, content, or services where lawfully used, and these same practices will be continued for the proposed funded network. We promote our customer's ability to freely access and disseminate lawful content in a manner that respects others' use of the network and that complies with the law.

While CBC does not engage in blocking customer access to illegal or legal Internet content, CBC supports industry practices for safeguarding children, intellectual property rights and our customers' privacy and security. CBC follows standard best efforts for Internet delivery with respect to allocation of capacity without differentiation among applications, providers, or sources. CBC uses generally accepted technical measures to provide acceptable service levels to all customers, such as application-neutral bandwidth allocation, as well as measures to address service attacks, illegal content and other harmful activities to protect network integrity and reliability.

Note: In accordance with the NOFA requirements, CBC will post this Nondiscrimination and Network Management Policy statement on our website and will list each of the FCC's Internet Policy Statement points separately.

Interconnection Policy and Obligations

As a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier, California Broadband Cooperative, Inc. provides retail and wholesale access to the public Internet through its facilities. CBC will negotiate in good faith with all parties making bona fide requests for terms for business arrangements, capacity limits, financial terms, and technical conditions for interconnection.


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