OPEN INTERNET POLICY
Inland Networks adopts this Open Internet Policy to promote the Internet as an open platform enabling customer choice, freedom of expression, end-user control, competition, and the freedom to innovate without permission.
No Unreasonable Discrimination: Inland Networks does not unreasonably discriminate in transmitting lawful network traffic over a customer's broadband Internet access service, subject to reasonable network management. Reasonable network management practices are set out below.
Inland Networks does not:
· Discriminate among specific uses, or class of uses, of its network
· Impair, degrade or delay VoIP applications or services that compete with its voice services or those of its affiliates
· Impair, degrade, delay or otherwise inhibit access by customers to lawful content, applications, services or non-harmful devices
· Impair free expression by actions such as slowing traffic from particular web sites or blogs
· Demand pay-for-priority or similar arrangements that directly or indirectly favor some traffic over other traffic
· Prioritize its own application, services or devices or those of its affiliates
No Blocking: Inland Networks does not block lawful content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices, subject to reasonable network management. Network management practices are set forth below.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
NETWORK MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
General: Inland Networks manages its network to provide quality service to its customers. Inland Networks cannot guarantee that it can prevent spam, viruses, security attacks, network congestion and other actions which can affect service, but does use various filters, monitoring efforts and other measures to minimize the effects of spam, viruses, security attacks, network congestion and other actions which can affect the service provided to customers.
Congestion Management: Inland Networks has not experienced substantial problems with congestion. However, it may be possible that there are congestion events that may occur in the future, particularly as it may be related to the service capacity from third parties used by Inland Networks to provide the customer with access to the world. Such service capacity is outside the control of Inland Networks.
Where feasible, Inland Networks will address congestion issues through improvements to its network or the capacity purchased from other providers needed to connect to the outside world. Such processes take time to implement and may not be feasible in all situations. Therefore, Inland Networks reserves the right to monitor and identify which customer accounts are using the greatest amount of bandwidth during periods of heavy congestion and to work to provide solutions to address those issues. If a preferred solution cannot be worked out with the customer or customers, Inland Networks reserves the right to manage the Internet traffic of high volume customers during periods of significant congestion. This means that the affected customers will still be able to access the Internet and engage in activities that they desire, but during certain periods of time they may experience conditions such as longer times to download or upload files, slower access and slower movements during online game playing. It is expected that any periods of traffic management due to congestion will be brief and infrequent.
Use of Network: In no case will Inland Networks discriminate among customers on the basis of the type of content, applications, services or devices which the customer uses.
Applications: Customers may use any lawful and commercially available application which they desire. Inland Networks does not normally monitor the contents of the traffic or applications of the customers and undertakes no obligation to monitor or investigate the lawfulness of any specific application used by a customer.
Inland Networks will only take steps regarding an application-specific behavior by a customer if there is a reasonable belief that the application will cause harm to Inland Networks' network or is unlawful, including but not limited to, violating intellectual property rights.
Devices: A customer may use any lawful, compatible type-accepted and commercially available device which they desire on the network provided by Inland Networks, as long as such device does not harm the network and is not unlawful.
Security: While Inland Networks uses various security measures it deems appropriate, Inland Networks undertakes no obligation to monitor or protect customer traffic from spam, viruses, denial of service attacks or other malicious, unlawful or unwarranted activities. Inland Networks does not guarantee that it can protect customers from any or all security breaches. The customer is using this service at his or her own risk. Customers are cautioned to purchase their own spam filtering and antivirus software from commercial vendors to meet their needs. However, a customer that is subject to spam, virus, denial of service attack or similar malicious, unlawful or unwarranted activities is urged to contact Inland Networks as soon as possible. Inland Networks will work with the customer on how the customer can take appropriate and economically reasonable efforts to address the matter.
Other Matters: Other terms and conditions for use are found in Inland Networks' Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) at www.inlandnetworks.com/legal/acceptable-use-policy. If there is a conflict between this Policy and the terms of the applicable AUP, the AUP terms control.
The pricing and service levels for the service provided by Inland Networks can be found at www.inlandnetworks.com/internet. The service provided is a DSL type of service consisting of fiber optic and copper digital facilities. Expected access speeds in the DSL portions of the network range from 768Kb to 7Mb, depending on the actual lengths of the respective fiber trunks and copper lines. Cable modem based service, where available, is provided over fiber optic and coaxial cable and speeds vary from 768Kb to 7Mb, depending on distance, number of simultaneous users and other factors.
Actual access speeds and delay times or latency are impacted by the length, capacity and congestion of transport facilities purchased by Inland Networks from third party providers. Inland Networks cannot guarantee that it will be able to obtain capacity from these third party providers at commercially reasonable prices if and when additional third party capacity is needed to reach Internet nodes.
Inland Networks' ability to deliver the speeds set forth above may be affected by significant use of specialized services such as Internet-based video services. This is a growing area and its effect on Inland Networks' ability to provide service at the speeds listed above are unknown at this time.
RESERVATION OF RIGHTS/AMENDMENTS
In the event of any conflict between material found on other links on Inland Networks' web site and this Open Internet Policy, the more specific terms at the other links shall control.
Inland Networks may modify this Policy and other policies it has linked for the customer from time to time at its discretion. Notice of such changes will be posted on this web site. However, individual notice to customers, content providers, application providers, service providers or device providers by any means whatsoever shall not be provided unless specifically required to by federal or state law. Notice of changes will be provided in advance normally upon a thirty day basis. However, Inland Networks reserves the right to use a shorter notice period when circumstances so warrant.