Our Network Policy
Agate Mutual Telephone allows all communications from end users to the Internet. Subscribers
are allowed to transfer lawful Internet content of their own design and choosing. They are allowed
to connect devices of their choosing and run applications of their choice.
Agate Mutual Telephone does not favor any lawful Internet applications and content over others.
Agate Mutual Telephone does not block, modify, impair, or change bits, content, application or
service over their network. Agate Mutual Telephone reserves the right to engage in reasonable
network management practices in efforts to accommodate law enforcement agencies, employ
network caching and perform application neutral bandwidth allocation as necessary to protect
the network from adverse performance conditions. Also applied are measures to address spam,
denial of service attacks, illegal content, and other harmful activities.
Agate Mutual Telephone connects to the public Internet directly and is not a private closed network.
Agate Mutual Telephone offers physical interconnection for exchange of traffic where technically
feasible and without exceeding current or reasonable anticipated capacity limitations on reasonable
rates and terms to be negotiated with requesting parties. The obligation includes both the ability
to connect to the public Internet and physical interconnection for the exchange of traffic.
Agate Mutual Telephone is an open network and allows interconnection per the NECA Tariff #5
(Access Services). Agate Mutual Telephone is obligated to agree to the wholesale rates per the
NECA Tariff #5. Agate Mutual Telephone accepts competition among network providers and
services. Agate Mutual Telephone does not discriminate in favor of itself or any other person,
including any affiliate companies.