The purpose of the Columbia County Community Broadband Utility (C³BU) network policy is to ensure adherence to the principles contained in the FCC’s Internet policy statement (FCC 05-151).
1. C³BU provides Internet services to community anchor institutions (CAIs – educational organizations, health care, libraries, government agencies, public safety, and other nonprofit agencies) in an open, non-discriminatory manner. Any CAI within the C³BU service area is eligible to connect at reasonable rates and terms. C³BU does not make any distinction in its treatment of customer traffic based on application or content.
2. In some areas, C³BU may also provide other middle-mile services to private-sector middle-mile operators and wholesalers in an open, provider-neutral and nondiscriminatory fashion. Any middle- or last-mile provider or wholesaler within the C³BU service area is eligible to connect at reasonable rates and terms, at interconnection points where services are available.