Interconnection Policy

 

SFC’s fiber project meets and complies with the non-discrimination and network interconnection policies established by the NTIA in connection with funding for the Vermont FiberConnect project.

Non-discrimination – SFC meets or exceeds 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 are high-capacity, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint private line transport services. SFC also provides Internet Connectivity Service at locations connected to the Vermont FiberConnect network.  SFC does 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 does not involve preferential routing of traffic on the basis of content or provider. SFC utilizes neutral traffic routing, and enables connections to other carriers and to the public Internet. SFC displays its network management policies in a prominent location on its Web page, and will provide notice to customers of changes to these policies.

SFC negotiates with bona fide requesting parties to interconnect on negotiated, commercially-reasonable terms and conditions.  Telecommunications carriers and Internet service providers seeking information regarding the services SFC will offer are encouraged to contact SFC’s Director of Marketing, Sharon Combes-Farr, at 802-460-9108 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it