SFC’s proposed fiber project will meet and comply with the non-discrimination and network interconnection policies established by the NTIA in connection with funding for the Vermont FiberConnect project.
Non-discrimination – SFC will meet or exceed the requirements set forth by the FCC's Internet Policy Statement, FCC 05-151, adopted August 5, 2005 regarding non-discrimination and actively encourages broadband deployment and the preservation and promotion of the open and interconnected nature of the public Internet.
Interconnection – SFC’s primary middle mile service offerings will be high-capacity, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint private line transport services. SFC will also provide Internet Connectivity Service at locations connected to the Vermont FiberConnect network. SFC will not manage or limit the content of communications traffic transiting SFC's network, except to the extent necessary to maintain reliable service. SFC’s network management practices will not involve preferential routing of traffic on the basis of content or provider. SFC will utilize neutral traffic routing, and will enable connections to other carriers and to the public Internet. SFC will display its network management policies in a prominent location on its Web page, and will provide notice to customers of changes to these policies.