Nondiscrimination & Network Policy
Montana West maintains an open network policy and does not differentiate among applications that travel across its Internet network. Montana West offers interconnection on a non-discriminatory basis to carriers and access providers in sound financial condition and in good standing with federal, state and local regulatory agencies. Master Service agreements are required of all carriers who interconnect with Montana West whether through private line circuits, Ethernet services or Dedicated Internet Access.
Montana West employs reasonable network management policies to provide acceptable service levels to all customers and has measures in place to address service attacks, illegal content and other harmful activities to protect its network integrity and reliability.
Montana West supports the Internet principles contained in the FCC’s August 5, 2005 Policy Statement, 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; run applications and use services of their choice, subject to the needs of law enforcement; connect their choice of legal devices that do not harm the network; and, competition among network providers, application and service providers, and content providers