Nondiscrimination and Network Management Policy

Nondiscrimination and Network Management Policy

Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (“VTCI”), directly and through its affiliates VTX Communications, LLC and VTX Telecom, LLC (all such entities are referred to collectively as “VTX”) manages its network in accordance with the FCC’s Internet Policy Statement adopted on August 5, 2005.  VTX does not discriminate or favor any lawful Internet applications, content, or services where lawfully used.  VTX promotes the ability of Customer to freely access and disseminate lawful content in a manner that respects others’ use of the network and that complies with the law.  VTX supports industry practices for safeguarding children, intellectual property rights of others and Customer’s privacy and security.  VTX follows standard best efforts for Internet delivery with respect to allocation of capacity without differentiation among applications, providers and sources.  Generally accepted technical measures to provide acceptable service levels to all Customers will be used by VTX, 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.

Further, VTX supports the following Internet principles of the FCC:

To encourage broadband deployment and preserve and promote the open and interconnected nature of the public Internet, consumers are entitled to access the lawful Internet content of their choice; to run applications and use services of their choice, subject to the needs of law enforcement; to connect their choice of legal devices that do not harm the network; and are entitled to competition among network providers, application and service providers, and content providers.