The purpose of the Beacon 2.0 Nondiscrimination Policy is to ensure adherence to the principles
contained in the FCC’s Internet Policy Statement (FCC 05-151).
1. OSHEAN provides Internet services to Community Anchor Institutions (CAIs – educational
organizations, health care, libraries, government agencies, public safety, other non-profit
agencies) in an open, non-discriminatory manner. Any CAI within the OSHEAN service area is
eligible to connect at reasonable rates and terms. As a middle-mile provider, OSHEAN uses
several upstream Tier 1 Internet service providers that provide full access to the public Internet.
OSHEAN does not make any distinction in its treatment of customer traffic based on application
2. In some areas, OSHEAN may also provides lit capacity and 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 OSHEAN service area is eligible to connect at reasonable rates and terms, at interconnection points where services are available.