Pioneer's Open Internet Policy Statement
"The FCC is focused on ensuring that every American has access to open and robust high-speed Internet service." This is why Pioneer has established a state-of-the-art, broadband network affording Internet providers like Peak Internet, the ability to provide Internet connectivity to our members.
The FCC further states that "The open Internet uses free, publicly available standards that anyone can access and build to, and treats all traffic that flows across the network in roughly the same way. The principle of the open Internet is sometimes referred to as "net neutrality." Under this principle, consumers can make their own choices about what applications and services to use and are free to decide what lawful content they want to access, create, or share with others. This openness promotes competition and enables investment and innovation."
It is important to note that Pioneer Telephone Cooperative is not an Internet Service provider, and we do not sell broadband service to the individuals, but rather to Internet Service Providers. However, we do support the Open Internet principles that the FCC is promoting. Pioneer does manage a broadband network of connectivity, but does not provide internet access, currently only Peak Internet is connected to Pioneer.
We do not impede or restrict any applications or access to content that a member may use, unless there is a reasonable belief that a member application is causing harm to our network. We do have a promotional and billing arrangement with Peak Internet, and would therefore like to refer you to Peak Internet for their Open Internet policies below or at www.peakinternet.com
Pioneer may add, delete, or modify certain practices, performance characteristics, terms and conditions from time to time at its discretion. Pioneer will provide as much advance notice as practicable of such changes. It will normally endeavor to furnish written notice of rate changes on this website thirty (30) days before changes become effective, but reserves the right to use a shorter notice period when regulatory, operational, technical or other circumstances warrant.
Peak's Network Transparency Disclosure
PEAK Internet is a staunch supporter of Network Neutrality and the underlying principle that the public Internet is an open platform for innovation, investment, job creation, economic growth, competition, and free expression.
In accordance with FCC Rule and Order FCC 10-201, in the Matter of Preserving of the Open Internet Broadband Industry Practices, PEAK Internet discloses the following:
PEAK Internet does not impose any configuration, software, technology, or other methods or devices, to selectively discriminate against lawful network traffic, content, applications, services or non-harmful devices.
PEAK Internet reserves the right to selectively prefer or give higher priority to network traffic, content, applications, services, and devices that are used for the management, monitoring, traffic routing and forwarding, configuration, or other functions or process of either our own or our Customers' networks, systems, or software.
PEAK Internet reserves the right to reduce, limit, or discard network traffic, content, applications, services, and devices that cause or contribute to network or systems congestion, degradation of service, or reduction of available network or systems capacity.