Network Interconnection

Habersham Electric Membership Corporation (Habersham EMC)’s proposed fiber project will meet and comply with the NOFA non-discrimination and network interconnection policies.

Non-discrimination:  Habersham Electric Membership Corporation 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:  Habersham Electric Membership Corporation’s middle mile service offering will be high-capacity transport services. Habersham EMC will not manage or limit the content of communications traffic transiting Habersham EMC’s network, except to the extent necessary to maintain reliable service. Habersham EMC’s network management practices will not involve preferential routing of traffic on the basis of content or provider. Habersham EMC will utilize neutral traffic routing and will enable connections to other carriers and to the public Internet. Habersham EMC 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.

Habersham Electric Membership Corporation will continue to interconnect with other carriers to exchange traffic at our primary POP locations and possibly other network nodes, where feasible.  Habersham Electric Membership Corporation will negotiate with bona fide requesting parties to interconnect on negotiated, commercially reasonable terms and conditions.