Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

 

ABOUT THIS AGREEMENT, OUR SERVICES, AND YOUR RIGHTS

Summit Broadband Inc. (“Summit Broadband,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) Service(s) will be provided to you (“you,” “your,” or “Customer”) on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement for Residential Services (the “Agreement”) and applicable law by the operating company subsidiary of Summit Broadband that owns and/or operates the cable television, phone or Internet systems that delivers services to you. For purposes of this Agreement, “affiliate” means any entity that controls, is controlled by or is under common control with Summit Broadband. Service(s) may include, but are not limited to, cable television service (“Cable TV”), Internet service, (“Internet”) and telephone service (“Phone”) (each a “Service” and collectively the “Services”). The Service(s) do not include Summit Broadband owned or controlled websites such as www.summit-broadband.com. The website has its own terms of service and policies that are accessible directly from the site.

We may change our prices, fees, the Service(s) and/or the terms and conditions of this Agreement in the future. Unless this Agreement or applicable law specifies otherwise, we will give you thirty (30) days prior notice of any significant change to this Agreement. If you find the change unacceptable, you have the right to cancel your Service(s). However, if you continue to receive Service(s) after the end of the notice period (the “Effective Date”) of the change, you will be considered to have accepted the changes. You may not modify this Agreement by making any typed, handwritten, or any other changes to it for any purpose.

Note: This Agreement contains a binding arbitration provision in Section 13 that affects your rights under this Agreement with respect to all Service(s). These terms and conditions are subject to applicable tariffs and service guides.

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT

You will have accepted this Agreement and be bound by its terms if you use the Service(s) or otherwise indicate your affirmative acceptance of such terms.

2. CHARGES AND BILLINGS

a. Charges, Fees, and Taxes You Must Pay. You agree to pay all charges associated with the Service(s), including, but not limited to, installation/service call charges, monthly service charges, Summit Broadband Equipment (as defined below) charges, measured and per call charges, applicable federal, state, and local taxes and fees (however designated), regulatory recovery fees for municipal, state and federal government fees or assessments imposed on Summit Broadband, permitted fees and cost recovery charges, or any programs in which Summit Broadband participates, including, but not limited to, public, educational, and governmental access, universal service, telecom relay services for the visually/hearing impaired, rights-of-way access, and programs supporting the 911/E911 system and any fees or payment obligations imposed by governmental or quasi-governmental bodies for the sale, installation, use, or provision of the Service(s). YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING ANY GOVERNMENT IMPOSED FEES AND TAXES THAT BECOME APPLICABLE RETROACTIVELY. We will provide you with notice and an effective date of any change in our prices or fees, unless the change in price is related to a change in governmental or quasi-governmental taxes, fees, or assessments, in which case we may elect not to provide notice except where required by applicable law. Not all fees apply to all Service(s).

  • For Internet Service Customers. Internet service price information is available when you call customer support at 407-996-8900 (or an alternative site if we notify you).

b. How We Will Bill You. Service(s) are provided to you on a month-to-month basis. You will generally be billed monthly, in advance, for recurring service charges, equipment charges, and fees. Your first bill may include pro-rated charges from the date you first begin receiving Service(s), as well as monthly recurring charges for the next month and charges for non-recurring services you have received. You may be billed for some Service(s) individually after they have been provided to you; these include measured and per-call charges (as explained below) and charges for pay-per-view movies or events, interactive television, and e-commerce. If you receive Service(s) under a promotion, after the promotional period ends, regular charges for the Service(s) will apply. We do not waive our rights to collect the full balance owed to us by accepting partial payment. We will apply the partial payment to the outstanding charges in the amounts and proportions that we determine.

c. Third-Party Charges That Are Your Responsibility. You acknowledge that you may incur charges with third-party service providers such as accessing on-line services, calling parties who charge for their Phone-based services, purchasing or subscribing to other offerings via the Internet or interactive options on your Cable TV Service that are separate and apart from the amounts charged by us. You are solely responsible for all such charges payable to third parties, including all applicable taxes. In addition, you are solely responsible for protecting the security of credit card and other personal information provided to others in connection with such transactions.

d. Alternative Billing Arrangements. Summit Broadband may agree to provide billing services on behalf of third parties, as the agent of the third party. Any such third-party charges shall be payable pursuant to any contract or other arrangement between you and the third party. We will not be responsible for any dispute regarding these charges between you and any third party. You must address all such disputes directly with the third party.

Payment by Credit Card, Debit Card, Electronic Check, or Check. If you use a credit card or debit card to pay for the Service(s), use of the card is governed by the card issuer agreement, and you must refer to that agreement for your rights and liabilities as a cardholder. If Summit Broadband does not receive payment from your credit or debit card issuer or its agents, you agree to pay all amounts due upon demand. If you make payment by check or electronic check, you authorize Summit Broadband to collect your check electronically. You agree that you may not amend or modify this Agreement with any restrictive endorsements (such as “paid in full”), or other statements or releases on or accompanying checks or other payments accepted by Summit Broadband and any such notations shall have no legal effect

f. Our Remedies if You Pay Late or Fail to Pay.

  1. Late or Non-Payments: You may be billed fees, charges, and assessments related to late or non-payments if for any reason (a) Summit Broadband does not receive payment for the Service(s) by the payment due date or (b) you pay less than the full amount due for the Service(s).
  2. Fees Not Considered Interest or Penalties: Summit Broadband does not anticipate that you will fail to pay for the Service(s) on a timely basis, and we do not extend credit to customers. Any fees, charges, and assessments due to late payment or nonpayment are liquidated damages intended to be a reasonable advance estimate of our costs resulting from late payments and non-payments. These costs will be difficult to calculate or to predict when we set such fees, charges, and assessments, because we cannot know in advance: (a) whether you will pay for the Service(s) on a timely basis, if ever; (b) if you do pay late, when you will actually pay; and (c) what costs we will incur because of your late payment or non-payment.
  3. Collection Costs: If we use a collection agency or attorney to collect money owed by you, you agree to pay the reasonable costs of collection. These costs include, but are not limited to, any collection agency’s fees, reasonable attorneys’ fees, and arbitration or court costs.
  4. Suspension/Disconnect: If you fail to pay the full amount due for any or all of the Service(s) then Summit Broadband, at its sole discretion in accordance with and subject to applicable law, may suspend or disconnect any or all the Service(s) you receive.

g. Reconnection Fees and Related Charges. If you resume Service(s) after any suspension, we may require you to pay a reconnection fee. If you reinstate any or all Service(s) after disconnection, we may require you to pay an installation fee and/or service activation fee and a deposit. These fees are in addition to all past due charges and other fees. Reconnection of the Service(s) is subject to our credit policies, this Agreement and applicable law.

h. Our Right to Make Credit Inquiries. YOU AUTHORIZE SUMMIT BROADBAND TO MAKE INQUIRIES AND TO RECEIVE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR CREDIT EXPERIENCE FROM OTHERS, TO ENTER THIS INFORMATION IN YOUR FILE, AND TO DISCLOSE THIS INFORMATION CONCERNING YOU TO APPROPRIATE THIRD PARTIES FOR REASONABLE BUSINESS PURPOSES.

i. Your Responsibilities Concerning Billing Questions. Subject to applicable law, if you intend to dispute a charge or request a billing credit, you must contact Summit Broadband within sixty (60) days of the date on the bill. You waive any disputes or credits that you do not report within sixty (60) days.

3. REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT

We may require you to pay a refundable deposit when you activate the Service(s), if you add Summit Broadband Equipment and/or Service(s) or if you fail to pay any amounts when they are due. If we disconnect your Service(s) or are otherwise required under applicable law to refund the deposit, we shall within forty-five (45) days or as otherwise specified by applicable law return a sum equal to the deposit(s) you paid (without interest unless otherwise required by law) minus any amounts due on your account (including without limitation, any amounts owed for the Service(s) or for any Summit Broadband Equipment that is damaged, altered, or not returned).

4. CHANGES TO SERVICES

Subject to applicable law; we have the right to change our Service(s), Summit Broadband Equipment and rates or charges, at any time with or without notice. We also may rearrange, delete, add to, or otherwise change programming or features or offerings contained in the Service(s), including, but not limited to, content, functionality, hours of availability, customer equipment requirements, speed, and upstream and downstream rate limitations. If we do give you notice it may be provided on your monthly bill, as a bill insert, email, in a newspaper or other communication permitted under applicable law. If you find a change in the Service(s) unacceptable, you have the right to cancel your Service(s). However, if you continue to receive Service(s) after the change, this will constitute your acceptance of the change.

5. ACCESS TO YOUR PREMISES AND CUSTOMER EQUIPMENT

a. Premises. You agree to allow us and our agents the right to enter your property at which the Service(s) and/or Summit Broadband Equipment will be provided (the “Premises”) at reasonable times, for purposes of installing, configuring, maintaining, inspecting, upgrading, replacing and removing the Service(s) and/or Summit Broadband Equipment used to receive any of the Service(s). You warrant that you are either the owner of the Premises or that you have the authority to give us access to the Premises. If you are not the owner of the Premises, you are responsible for obtaining any necessary approval from the owner to allow us and our agents into the Premises to perform the activities specified above. In addition, you agree to supply us or our agent, if we ask the owner’s name, address, and phone number and/or evidence that the owner has authorized you to grant access to us and our agents to the Premises.

b. Customer Equipment. Customer Equipment means software, hardware or services that you elect to use in connection with the Service(s) or Summit Broadband Equipment. You agree to allow us and our agents the rights to insert cable cards and other hardware in the Customer Equipment, send software and/or “downloads” to the Customer Equipment and install, configure, maintain, inspect and upgrade the Customer Equipment and Summit Broadband Equipment. You warrant you are either the owner of the Customer Equipment or that you have the authority to give us access to the Customer Equipment. If you are not the owner of the Customer Equipment, you are responsible for obtaining any necessary approval from the owner to allow us and our agent’s access to the Customer Equipment to perform the activities specified above. In addition, you agree to supply us or our agents, if we ask, the owner’s name, address and phone number and/or evidence that the owner has authorized you to grant access to us and our agents to the Customer Equipment to perform the activities specified above.

6. MAINTENANCE AND OWNERSHIP OF EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE

a. Summit Broadband Equipment. You agree that except for the wiring installed inside the Premises (“Inside Wiring”), or equipment purchased by you from Summit Broadband, all Summit Broadband Equipment belongs to us or other third parties and will not be deemed fixtures or in any way part of the Premises. Summit Broadband Equipment means all software or “downloads” to Customer Equipment or Summit Broadband Equipment and all new or reconditioned equipment installed, provided or leased to you by us or our agents, including, but not limited to, cabling or wiring and related electronic devices, cable modems, Phone capable modems, wireless gateway/routers, CableCARDs, and any other hardware excluding equipment purchased by you from Summit Broadband. You agree to use Summit Broadband Equipment only for the Service(s) pursuant to this Agreement. We may remove or change the Summit Broadband Equipment at our discretion at any time the Service(s) are active or following the termination of your Service(s). You agree that our addition or removal of or change to the Summit Broadband Equipment may interrupt your Service(s). You may not sell, lease, abandon, or give away the Summit Broadband Equipment, or permit any other provider of Cable TV, data or Phone services to use the Summit Broadband Equipment. The Summit Broadband Equipment may only be used in the Premises. At your request, we may relocate the Summit Broadband Equipment in the Premises for an additional charge, at a time agreeable to you and us. YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IF YOU ATTEMPT TO INSTALL OR USE THE SUMMIT BROADBAND EQUIPMENT OR SERVICE(S) AT A LOCATION OTHER THAN THE PREMISES, THE SERVICE(S) MAY FAIL TO FUNCTION OR MAY FUNCTION IMPROPERLY. You agree that you will not allow anyone other than Summit Broadband or its agents to service the Summit Broadband Equipment. We suggest that the Summit Broadband Equipment in your possession be covered by your homeowners, renters, or other insurance. You will be directly responsible for loss, repair, replacement and other costs, damages, fees and charges if you do not return the Summit Broadband Equipment to us in an undamaged condition.

b. Customer Equipment.

  1. Responsibility: Summit Broadband has no responsibility for the operation or support, maintenance, or repairs of any Customer Equipment including, but not limited to, Customer Equipment to which Summit Broadband or a third party has sent software or "downloads."
  2. Non-Recommended Configurations: Customer Equipment that does not meet Summit Broadband’s minimum technical or other specifications constitutes a “Non-Recommended Configuration.” NEITHER SUMMIT BROADBAND NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS OR AGENTS WARRANTS THAT A NON-RECOMMENDED CONFIGURATION WILL ENABLE YOU TO SUCCESSFULLY INSTALL, ACCESS, OPERATE, OR USE THE SERVICE(S). YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY SUCH INSTALLATION, ACCESS, OPERATION, OR USE COULD CAUSE CUSTOMER EQUIPMENT TO FAIL TO OPERATE OR CAUSE DAMAGE TO CUSTOMER EQUIPMENT, YOU, YOUR PREMISES OR SUMMIT BROADBAND EQUIPMENT. NEITHER SUMMIT BROADBAND NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS OR AGENTS SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY SUCH FAILURE OR DAMAGE. Summit Broadband reserves the right to deny you customer support for the Service(s) and/or terminate Service(s) if you use a Non-Recommended Configuration.
  3. No Unauthorized Devices or Tampering: You agree not to attach or assist any person to attach, any unauthorized device to our cable network, Summit Broadband Equipment or the Service(s). If you make or assist any person to make any unauthorized connection or modification to Summit Broadband Equipment or the Service(s) or any other part of our cable network, we may terminate your Service(s) and recover such damages as may result from your actions. You also agree that you will not attach anything to the Inside Wiring, Summit Broadband Equipment, or Customer Equipment, whether installed by you or us, which singly or together impairs the integrity of our cable network or degrades our cable network’s signal quality or strength or creates signal leakage. You also agree that we may recover damages from you for tampering with any Summit Broadband Equipment or any other part of our cable network or for receiving unauthorized Service(s). You agree that it would be difficult, if not impossible, to calculate precisely the lost revenue resulting from your receipt of unauthorized Service(s) or the tampering with Summit Broadband Equipment or our cable network. You therefore agree to pay us as liquidated damages, the sum of $500.00 per device used to receive the unauthorized Service(s) in addition to our cost to replace any altered, damaged, or unreturned Summit Broadband Equipment or other equipment owned by Summit Broadband, including any incidental costs. The unauthorized reception of the Service(s) may also result in criminal fines and/or imprisonment.

c. Inside Wiring. You may install Inside Wiring, such as additional cable wiring and outlets, provided it does not interfere with the normal operations of our cable network. If you have us install Inside Wiring, we will charge you for that service. Regardless of who installed it, we consider the Inside Wiring your property or the property of whomever owns the Premises. Accordingly, you are responsible for the repair and maintenance of the Inside Wiring, unless you and Summit Broadband have agreed otherwise in writing. (If you do not own the Premises, contact your landlord or building manager about the repair or maintenance of Inside Wiring.) If you have us repair or maintain the Inside Wiring, we will charge you for that service.

d. End User Software Licenses. You agree to comply with the terms and conditions of all end user license agreements accompanying any software or plug-ins to such software distributed or used in connection with the Services including, without limitation, the Summit Broadband Software License Agreement as these agreements may be amended from time to time. All such agreements are incorporated in this Agreement by reference. When this Agreement terminates, all end user licenses also terminate; you agree to destroy at that time all versions and copies of all software received by you in connection with the Services.

7. USE OF SERVICES

You agree that the Service(s) and the Summit Broadband Equipment will be used only for personal, residential, non-commercial purposes, unless otherwise specifically authorized by us in writing. You will not use the Summit Broadband Equipment at any time at an address other than the Premises without our prior written authorization. You agree and represent that you will not resell or permit another to resell the Service(s) in whole or in part. You will not use or permit another to use the Summit Broadband Equipment or the Service(s), directly or indirectly, for any unlawful purpose, including, but not limited to, in violation of any posted Summit Broadband Acceptable Use policy applicable to the Service(s). Use of the Summit Broadband Equipment or Service(s) for transmission, communications or storage of any information, data or material in violation of any U.S. federal, state or local regulation or law is prohibited. You acknowledge that you are accepting this Agreement on behalf of all persons who use the Summit Broadband Equipment and/or Service(s) at the Premises and that you shall have sole responsibility for ensuring that all other users understand and comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement and any applicable Summit Broadband policies including, but not limited to, acceptable use and privacy policies. You further acknowledge and agree that you shall be solely responsible for any transactions, including, without limitation, purchases made through or in connection with the Service(s). You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Summit Broadband and its affiliates, suppliers, and agents against all claims and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of the use of the Service(s), the Summit Broadband Equipment and/or the Customer Equipment or the breach of this Agreement or any of the applicable Summit Broadband policies by you or any other user of the Service(s) at the Premises.

8. ASSIGNABILITY

This Agreement and the Service(s) furnished hereunder may not be assigned by you. You agree to notify us immediately of any changes of ownership or occupancy of the Premises. We may freely assign our rights and obligations under this Agreement with or without notice to you.

9. TERMINATION OF THIS AGREEMENT

a. Term. This Agreement will be in effect from the time that the Service(s) are activated until (1) it is terminated as provided for by this Agreement or by any addendum to this Agreement or (2) it is replaced by a revised Agreement. If you self-install Summit Broadband Equipment, Service(s) charges begin the earliest of (1) the day on which you picked up Summit Broadband Equipment at our service center, (2) the day you install the Service(s), or (3) five (5) days after the date we ship the Summit Broadband Equipment to you. If you self-install a Phone capable modem, cable modem, or converter you obtained from a source other than Summit Broadband, charges begin the day your order for the Service(s) is entered into our billing system. The option to self-install a Phone capable modem, cable modem, or converter and/or to use a non-Summit Broadband-supplied Phone capable modem, cable modem or converter is subject to availability.

b. Termination by You. Unless you have signed a minimum term addendum, you may terminate this Agreement for any reason at any time by notifying Summit Broadband in one of three ways: (1) send a written notice to the postal address of your local Summit Broadband business office; (2) send an electronic notice to the email address specified on www.summit-broadband.com; or (3) call our customer service line during normal business hours. Subject to applicable law or the terms of any agreements with governmental authorities, all applicable fees and charges for the Service(s) will accrue until this Agreement has terminated, the Service(s) have been disconnected, and all Summit Broadband Equipment has been returned. We will refund all prepaid monthly service fees charged for Service(s) after the date of termination (less any outstanding amounts due Summit Broadband for the Service(s), affiliate services, Summit Broadband Equipment, or other applicable fees and charges).

c. Suspension and Termination by Summit Broadband. Under the conditions listed below, Summit Broadband reserves the right, subject to applicable law, to act immediately and without notice to terminate or suspend the Service(s) and/or to remove from the Service(s) any information transmitted by or to any authorized users (e.g., email or voicemail). Summit Broadband may take these actions if it: (1) determines that your use of the Service(s) does not conform with the requirements set forth in this Agreement, (2) determines that your use of the Service(s) interferes with Summit Broadband’s ability to provide the Service(s) to you or others, (3) reasonably believes that your use of the Service(s) may violate any laws, regulations, or written and electronic instructions for use, or (4) reasonably believes that your use of the Service(s) interferes with or endangers the health and/or safety of our personnel or third parties. Summit Broadband’s action or inaction under this Section shall not constitute review or approval of your or any other users’ use of the Service(s) or information transmitted by or to you or users.

d. Your Obligations Upon Termination. You agree that upon termination of this Agreement you will do the following:

  1. You will immediately cease all use of the Service(s) and all Summit Broadband Equipment;
  2. You will pay in full for your use of the Service(s) up to the date that this Agreement has been terminated and the Service(s) are disconnected; and
  3. Within ten (10) days of the date on which Service(s) are disconnected, you will return all Summit Broadband Equipment to us at our local business office or to our designee in working order, normal wear and tear excepted. Otherwise, you will be charged the amount set forth in the current pricing lists for such Summit Broadband Equipment, or the revised amount for which you receive notice; if no amount has been specified for the particular model of Summit Broadband Equipment, you will be charged the retail price for a new replacement. You may also be charged incidental costs that we incur in replacing the Summit Broadband Equipment. Upon our request during regular business hours at a time agreed upon by you and us, you will permit us and our employees, agents, contractors, and representatives to access the Premises during regular business hours to remove all Summit Broadband Equipment and other material provided by Summit Broadband.

Customers. If you are mobility impaired, upon your request, we will arrange for the pickup or exchange of your cable modem at the Premises.

10. LIMITED WARRANTY

THE SUMMIT BROADBAND EQUIPMENT AND THE SERVICE(S) ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER SUMMIT BROADBAND NOR ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR CONTRACTORS, DISTRIBUTORS, LICENSORS OR BUSINESS PARTNERS WARRANT THAT THE SUMMIT BROADBAND EQUIPMENT OR THE SERVICE(S) WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, PROVIDE UNINTERRUPTED USE, OR OPERATE AS REQUIRED, WITHOUT DELAY, OR WITHOUT ERROR. NEITHER SUMMIT BROADBAND NOR ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, DISTRIBUTORS, LICENSORS OR BUSINESS PARTNERS WARRANT THAT ANY COMMUNICATIONS WILL BE TRANSMITTED IN UNCORRUPTED FORM. ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTIES OF PERFORMANCE, NONINFRINGEMENT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR MERCHANTABILITY, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED UNLESS OTHERWISE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

11. LIMITATION OF SUMMIT BROADBAND’S LIABILITY

a. Application. The limitations of liability set forth in this Section apply to any acts, omissions, and negligence of Summit Broadband and its underlying third-party service providers, agents suppliers, distributors, licensors and business partners (and their respective officers, employees, agents, contractors or representatives) which, but for that provision, would give rise to a cause of action in contract, tort or under any other legal doctrine.

b. Customer Equipment. CUSTOMER EQUIPMENT MAY BE DAMAGED OR SUFFER SERVICE OUTAGES AS A RESULT OF THE INSTALLATION, SELF-INSTALLATION, USE, INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE, UPDATING, REPAIR, AND REMOVAL OF SUMMIT BROADBAND EQUIPMENT, CUSTOMER EQUIPMENT AND/OR THE SERVICES. EXCEPT FOR GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT, NEITHER SUMMIT BROADBAND NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR CONTRACTORS SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS, OR DESTRUCTION TO THE CUSTOMER EQUIPMENT. IN THE EVENT OF GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT BY SUMMIT BROADBAND, SUPPLIERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, DISTRIBUTORS, LICENSORS OR BUSINESS PARTNERS WE SHALL PAY AT OUR SOLE DISCRETION FOR THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THE DAMAGED CUSTOMER EQUIPMENT UP TO A MAXIMUM OF $500. THIS SHALL BE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY RELATING TO SUCH ACTIVITY.

  • For Internet and Cable TV Customers. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR COMPUTER OR OTHER DEVICES MAY NEED TO BE OPENED, UPDATED, ACCESSED OR USED EITHER BY YOU OR BY US OR OUR AGENTS, IN CONNECTION WITH THE INSTALLATION, UPDATING OR REPAIR OF INTERNET SERVICE OR CABLE TV SERVICE(S). THE OPENING, ACCESSING OR USE OF YOUR COMPUTER, OTHER DEVICES USED IN CONNECTION WITH INTERNET SERVICE OR CABLE TV SERVICE(S) MAY VOID WARRANTIES PROVIDED BY THE COMPUTER OR OTHER DEVICE MANUFACTURER OR OTHER PARTIES RELATING TO THE COMPUTER’S OR DEVICE’S HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE. NEITHER SUMMIT BROADBAND NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, OR AGENTS, SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER AS THE RESULT OF THE VOIDING OF ANY SUCH WARRANTIES.

c. Other Services or Equipment. BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT, YOU WAIVE ALL CLAIMS AGAINST SUMMIT BROADBAND FOR INTERFERENCE, DISRUPTION, OR INCOMPATIBILITY BETWEEN THE SUMMIT BROADBAND EQUIPMENT AND THE SERVICE(S) AND ANY OTHER SERVICE, SYSTEMS, OR EQUIPMENT. IN THE EVENT OF SUCH INTERFERENCE, DISRUPTION, OR INCOMPATIBILITY, YOUR SOLE REMEDY SHALL BE TO TERMINATE THE SERVICE(S) IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 9.

d. Software. When you use certain features of the Service(s) such as online features (where available), you may require special software, applications, and/or access to the Internet. Summit Broadband makes no representation or warranty that any software or application installed on Customer Equipment, downloaded to Customer Equipment, or available through the Internet does not contain a virus or other harmful feature. It is your sole responsibility to take appropriate precautions to protect any Customer Equipment from damage to its software, files, and data as a result of any such virus or other harmful feature. We may, but are not required to, terminate all or any portion of the installation or operation of the Service(s) if a virus or other harmful feature is detected.

e. Other Services or Equipment. BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT, YOU WAIVE ALL CLAIMS AGAINST SUMMIT BROADBAND FOR INTERFERENCE, DISRUPTION, OR INCOMPATIBILITY BETWEEN THE SUMMIT BROADBAND EQUIPMENT OR THE SERVICE(S) AND ANY OTHER SERVICE, SYSTEMS, OR EQUIPMENT. IN THE EVENT OF SUCH INTERFERENCE, DISRUPTION, OR INCOMPATIBILITY, YOUR SOLE REMEDY SHALL BE TO TERMINATE THE SERVICE(S) IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 9.

f. Software. When you use certain features of the Service(s), such as online features (where available), you may be required to use special software, applications, and/or access to the Internet. Summit Broadband makes no representation or warranty that any software or application installed on Customer Equipment, downloaded to Customer Equipment, or available through the Internet does not contain a virus or other harmful feature. It is your sole responsibility to take appropriate precautions to protect any Customer Equipment from damage to its software, files, and data as a result of any such virus or other harmful feature. We may, but are not required to, terminate all or any portion of the installation or operation of the Service(s) if a virus or other harmful feature or software is found to be present on your Customer Equipment. We are not required to provide you with any assistance in removal of viruses. If we decide, in our sole discretion, to install or run virus check software on your Customer Equipment, we make no representation or warranty that the virus check software will detect or correct any or all viruses. You acknowledge that you may incur additional charges for any service call made or required on account of any problem related to a virus or other harmful feature detected on your Customer Equipment. NEITHER SUMMIT BROADBAND NOR ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS DISTRIBUTORS, LICENSORS OR BUSINESS PARTNERS SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF ANY HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, FILES, OR DATA RESULTING FROM A VIRUS, ANY OTHER HARMFUL FEATURE, OR FROM ANY ATTEMPT TO REMOVE IT. In addition, as part of the installation process for the software and other components of the Service(s), system files on your Customer Equipment may be modified. Summit Broadband does not represent, warrant or covenant that these modifications will not disrupt the normal operations of any Customer Equipment including without limitation your computer(s), or cause the loss of files. Summit Broadband does not represent, warrant, or covenant that the installation of the special software or applications or access to our Web portal(s) will not cause the loss of files or disrupt the normal operations of any Customer Equipment, including, but not limited to, your computer(s). FOR THESE AND OTHER REASONS, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF BACKING UP ALL FILES TO ANOTHER STORAGE MECHANISM PRIOR TO SUCH ACTIVITIES. YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THE RISKS IF YOU DECIDE NOT TO BACK UP FILES. NEITHER SUMMIT BROADBAND NOR ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, DISTRIBUTORS, LICENSORS OR BUSINESS PARTNERS SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF ANY SOFTWARE, FILES, OR DATA.

g. Disruption of Service. The Service(s) are not fail-safe and are not designed or intended for use in situations requiring fail-safe performance or in which an error or interruption in the Service(s) could lead to severe injury to business, persons, property, or environment (“High Risk Activities”). These High Risk Activities may include, without limitation, vital business, or personal communications, or activities where absolutely accurate data or information is required. You expressly assume the risks of any damages resulting from High Risk Activities. We shall not be liable for any inconvenience, loss, liability, or damage resulting from any interruption of the Service(s), directly or indirectly caused by, or proximately resulting from, any circumstances beyond our control, including, but not limited to, causes attributable to you or your property; inability to obtain access to the Premises; failure of any signal at the transmitter; failure of a communications satellite; loss of use of poles, or other utility facilities; strike; labor dispute; riot or insurrection; war; explosion; malicious mischief; fire, flood, lightning, earthquake, wind, ice, extreme weather conditions, or other acts of God; failure or reduction of power; or any court order, law, act or order of government restricting or prohibiting the operation or delivery of the Service(s). In all other cases of an interruption of the Service(s), you shall be entitled upon a request made within thirty (30) days of such interruption, to a pro rata credit for any Service(s) interruption exceeding twenty-four consecutive hours after such interruption is reported to us, or such other period of time as may be specifically provided by law. Unless specifically provided by law, such credit shall not exceed the fixed monthly charges for the month of such Service(s) interruption and excludes all nonrecurring charges, one-time charges, per call or measured charges, regulatory fees and surcharges, taxes and other governmental and quasi-governmental fees. EXCEPT AND UNLESS SPECIFICALLY PROHIBITED BY LAW, SUCH CREDIT SHALL BE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR AN INTERRUPTION OF SERVICE(S). Any credits provided by Summit Broadband are at our sole discretion and in no event shall constitute or be construed as a course of conduct by Summit Broadband.

h. Directory Listings. IF WE MAKE AVAILABLE AN OPTION TO LIST YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, AND/OR TELEPHONE NUMBER IN A PUBLISHED DIRECTORY (WHETHER IN PRINT OR ONLINE) OR DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE DATABASE, AND ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS OCCURS: (1) YOU REQUEST THAT YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND/OR PHONE NUMBER BE OMITTED FROM A DIRECTORY OR DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE DATABASE, BUT THAT INFORMATION IS INCLUDED IN EITHER OR BOTH; (2) YOU REQUEST THAT YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND/OR PHONE NUMBER BE INCLUDED IN A DIRECTORY OR DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE DATABASE, BUT THAT INFORMATION IS OMITTED FROM EITHER OR BOTH; OR (3) THE PUBLISHED OR LISTED INFORMATION FOR YOUR ACCOUNT CONTAINS MATERIAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS, THEN THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF SUMMIT BROADBAND AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS OR AGENTS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE MONTHLY CHARGES, IF ANY, WHICH YOU HAVE ACTUALLY PAID TO SUMMIT BROADBAND TO LIST, PUBLISH, NOT LIST, OR NOT PUBLISH THE INFORMATION FOR THE AFFECTED PERIOD. YOU SHALL HOLD HARMLESS SUMMIT BROADBAND AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS OR AGENTS AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES CAUSED OR CLAIMED TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, BY THE ERRORS AND OMISSIONS REFERENCED ABOVE.

i. Third Parties. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, you acknowledge and understand that we may use third parties to provide components of the Service(s), including without limitation, their services, equipment, infrastructure, or content. Summit Broadband is not responsible for the performance (or non-performance) of third-party services, equipment, infrastructure, or content, whether or not they constitute components of the Service(s). Summit Broadband shall not be bound by any undertaking, representation or warranty made by an agent, or employee of Summit Broadband or of our underlying third-party providers and suppliers in connection with the installation, maintenance, or provision of the Service(s), if that undertaking, representation, or warranty is inconsistent with the terms of this Agreement. In addition, you understand that you will have access to the services and content of third parties through the Service(s), including without limitation that of content providers [whether or not accessible directly from the Service(s)]. Summit Broadband is not responsible for any services, equipment, infrastructure, and content that are not provided by us [even if they are components of the Service(s)], and we shall have no liability with respect to such services, equipment, infrastructure, and content. You should address questions or concerns relating to such services, equipment, infrastructure, and content to the providers of such services, equipment, infrastructure, and content. We do not endorse or warrant any third-party products, services, or content that are distributed or advertised over the Service(s).

j. Damages. EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED IN THIS AGREEMENT, NEITHER SUMMIT BROADBAND NOR ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, DISTRIBUTORS, LICENSORS OR BUSINESS PARTNERS SHALL UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES OR UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, TORT OR CONTRACT) HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO THE CUSTOMER OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR THE FOLLOWING LOSSES, DAMAGES, OR COSTS:

(1) ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, TREBLE, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES OR DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF EARNINGS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, PERSONAL INJURIES, OR DEATH) THAT RESULT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH (a) YOUR RELIANCE ON OR USE OF THE SUMMIT BROADBAND EQUIPMENT OR THE SERVICE(S) OR (b) THE INSTALLATION, SELF-INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, FAILURE, OR REMOVAL OF THE SERVICE(S) (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, COMPUTER OR OTHER HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE BREACH, FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS, DELETION OR CORRUPTION OF FILES, WORK STOPPAGE, ERRORS, DEFECTS, DELAYS IN OPERATION, DELAYS IN TRANSMISSION, OR FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICE(S), THE SUMMIT BROADBAND EQUIPMENT, OR THE CUSTOMER EQUIPMENT, OR ANY OTHER MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, LOSS OF CALL DETAIL, EMAIL, VOICEMAIL, OR OTHER INFORMATION OR DATA); OR

(2) ANY LOSSES, CLAIMS, DAMAGES, EXPENSES, LIABILITIES, LEGAL FEES, OR OTHER COSTS THAT RESULT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY ALLEGATION, CLAIM, SUIT, OR OTHER PROCEEDING BASED UPON A CONTENTION THAT THE USE OF THE SUMMIT BROADBAND EQUIPMENT OR THE SERVICE(S) BY YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY INFRINGES UPON THE CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS, PRIVACY, CONFIDENTIALITY, COPYRIGHT, PATENT, TRADEMARK, TRADE SECRET, OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY.

k. Customer’s Sole Remedies. Your sole and exclusive remedies under this Agreement are as expressly set forth in this Agreement. Certain of the above limitations may not apply if your state does not allow the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or does not allow the limitation or exclusion of incidental or consequential damages. In those states, the liability of Summit Broadband and its employees, affiliates, suppliers, agents, contractors, distributors, licensors and business partners is limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.

l. Survival of Limitations. All representations, warranties, indemnifications, and limitations of liability contained in this Agreement shall survive the termination of this Agreement. Any other obligations of the parties hereunder shall also survive, if they relate to the period before termination or if, by their terms, they would be expected to survive such termination.

12. INDEMNIFICATION AND LIABILITY OF CUSTOMER

YOU AGREE THAT YOU SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR AND SHALL DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS SUMMIT BROADBAND AND ITS EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, DISTRIBUTORS, LICENSORS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS AND SHALL REIMBURSE US FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COSTS) INCURRED BY US IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CLAIMS, SUITS, JUDGMENTS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF (a) YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE(S) OR SUMMIT BROADBAND EQUIPMENT; (b) VIOLATION OR INFRINGEMENT OF CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS, PRIVACY, CONFIDENTIALITY, COPYRIGHT, PATENT, TRADEMARK, TRADE SECRET, OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND PROPRIETARY RIGHTS ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE(S) OR ANY UNAUTHORIZED APPARATUS OR SYSTEM; (c) ANY CLAIMS OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE LACK OF 911/E911 OR DIALING ASSOCIATED WITH A HOME SECURITY, HOME DETENTION, OR MEDICAL MONITORING SYSTEM; AND (d) YOUR BREACH OF ANY PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT.

13. BINDING ARBITRATION

a. Purpose. If you have a Dispute (as defined below) with Summit Broadband that cannot be resolved through an informal dispute resolution with Summit Broadband, you or Summit Broadband may elect to arbitrate that Dispute in accordance with the terms of this Arbitration Provision rather than litigate the Dispute in court. Arbitration means you will have a fair hearing before a neutral arbitrator instead of in a court by a judge or jury. Proceeding in arbitration may result in limited discovery and may be subject to limited review by courts.

b. Definitions. The term “Dispute” means any dispute, claim, or controversy between you and Summit Broadband regarding any aspect of your relationship with Summit Broadband, whether based in contract, statute, regulation, ordinance, tort (including, but not limited to, fraud, misrepresentation, fraudulent inducement, negligence, or any other intentional tort), or any other legal or equitable theory, and includes the validity, enforceability or scope of this Arbitration Provision. “Dispute” is to be given the broadest possible meaning that will be enforced. As used in this Arbitration Provision, “Summit Broadband” means Summit Broadband and its parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents.

c. Right to Opt Out. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION, YOU MUST NOTIFY SUMMIT BROADBAND IN WRITING WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE DATE THAT YOU FIRST RECEIVE THIS AGREEMENT BY MAIL TO SUMMIT BROADBAND 4558 35th STREET, ORLANDO, FL 32811, ATTN: LEGAL DEPARTMENT/ARBITRATION. YOUR WRITTEN NOTIFICATION TO SUMMIT BROADBAND MUST INCLUDE YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND SUMMIT BROADBAND ACCOUNT NUMBER AS WELL AS A CLEAR STATEMENT THAT YOU DO NOT WISH TO RESOLVE DISPUTES WITH SUMMIT BROADBAND THROUGH ARBITRATION. YOUR DECISION TO OPT OUT OF THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION WILL HAVE NO ADVERSE EFFECT ON YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH SUMMIT BROADBAND OR THE DELIVERY OF SERVICE(S) TO YOU BY SUMMIT BROADBAND. IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY NOTIFIED SUMMIT BROADBAND OF YOUR DECISION TO OPT OUT OF ARBITRATION, YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO SO AGAIN.

d. Initiation of Arbitration Proceeding/Selection of Arbitrator. If you or Summit Broadband elect to resolve your Dispute through arbitration pursuant to this Arbitration Provision, the party initiating the arbitration proceeding may open a case with the American Arbitration Association - Case Filing Services, 1101 Laurel Oak Road, Suite 100, Voorhees, NJ 08043, 877-493-4185, www.adr.org under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association "AAA".

e. Arbitration Procedures. Because the Service(s) provided to you by Summit Broadband concerns interstate commerce, the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), not state arbitration law, shall govern the arbitrability of all Disputes. However, applicable federal law or the law of the state of Florida may apply to and govern the substance of any Disputes. No state statutes pertaining to arbitration shall be applicable under this Arbitration Provision.

If there is a conflict between this Arbitration Provision and the rules of the arbitration organization, this Arbitration Provision shall govern. If AAA will not enforce this Arbitration Provision as written, it cannot serve as the arbitration organization to resolve your dispute with Summit Broadband. If this situation arises, the parties shall agree on a substitute arbitration organization. If the parties are unable to agree, the parties shall mutually petition a court of appropriate jurisdiction to appoint an arbitration organization that will enforce this Arbitration Provision as written. If there is a conflict between this Arbitration Provision and the rest of this Agreement, this Arbitration Provision shall govern.

A single arbitrator will resolve the Dispute. The arbitrator will honor claims of privilege recognized by law and will take reasonable steps to protect customer account information and other confidential or proprietary information.

The arbitrator will make any award in writing but need not provide a statement of reasons unless requested by a party. An award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction over the parties for purposes of enforcement.

If an award granted by the arbitrator exceeds $75,000, either party can appeal that award to a three-arbitrator panel administered by the same arbitration organization by a written notice of appeal filed within thirty (30) days from the date of entry of the written arbitration award. The members of the three-arbitrator panel will be selected according to the rules of the arbitration organization. The arbitration organization will then notify the other party that the award has been appealed. The three-arbitrator panel will issue its decision within one hundred and twenty (120) days of the date of the appealing party’s notice of appeal. The decision of the three-arbitrator panel shall be final and binding, except for any appellate right which exists under the FAA.

f. Restrictions:

  1. YOU MUST CONTACT US WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS OF THE OCCURRENCE OF THE EVENT OR FACTS GIVING RISE TO A DISPUTE (EXCEPT FOR BILLING DISPUTES) ABOUT WHICH YOU MUST CONTACT SUMMIT BROADBAND WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 2 OF THIS AGREEMENT, OR YOU WAIVE THE RIGHT TO PURSUE ANY CLAIM BASED UPON SUCH EVENT, FACTS, OR DISPUTE.
  2. ALL PARTIES TO THE ARBITRATION MUST BE INDIVIDUALLY NAMED. THERE SHALL BE NO RIGHT OR AUTHORITY FOR ANY CLAIMS TO BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED ON A CLASS ACTION OR CONSOLIDATED BASIS OR ON BASES INVOLVING CLAIMS BROUGHT IN A PURPORTED REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY ON BEHALF OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC (SUCH AS A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL), OTHER SUBSCRIBERS, OR OTHER PERSONS

Location of Arbitration. The arbitration will take place at a location convenient to you in the area where you receive the service from us.

Payment of Arbitration Fees and Costs. SUMMIT BROADBAND WILL ADVANCE ALL ARBITRATION FILING FEES AND ARBITRATOR’S COSTS AND EXPENSES UPON YOUR WRITTEN REQUEST GIVEN PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE ARBITRATION. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL ADDITIONAL COSTS THAT YOU INCUR IN THE ARBITRATION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, FEES FOR ATTORNEYS OR EXPERT WITNESSES. IF THE ARBITRATION PROCEEDING IS DECIDED IN SUMMIT BROADBAND’S FAVOR, YOU SHALL REIMBURSE SUMMIT BROADBAND FOR THE FEES AND COSTS ADVANCED TO YOU ONLY UP TO THE EXTENT AWARDABLE IN A JUDICIAL PROCEEDING. IF THE ARBITRATION PROCEEDING IS DETERMINED IN YOUR FAVOR, YOU WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO REIMBURSE SUMMIT BROADBAND FOR ANY OF THE FEES AND COSTS ADVANCED BY SUMMIT BROADBAND. IF A PARTY ELECTS TO APPEAL AN AWARD TO A THREE-ARBITRATOR PANEL, THE PREVAILING PARTY IN THE APPEAL SHALL BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER ALL REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COSTS INCURRED IN THAT APPEAL. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY IN THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION, SUMMIT BROADBAND WILL PAY ALL FEES AND COSTS THAT IT IS REQUIRED BY LAW TO PAY.

i. Severability. If any clause within this Arbitration Provision is found to be illegal or unenforceable, that clause will be severed from this Arbitration Provision, and the remainder of this Arbitration Provision will be given full force and effect. If the class action waiver clause is found to be illegal or unenforceable, the entire Arbitration Provision will be unenforceable, and the dispute will be decided by a court. In the event this entire Arbitration Provision is determined to be illegal or unenforceable for any reason, or if a claim is brought in a Dispute that is found by a court to be excluded from the scope of this Arbitration Provision, you and Summit Broadband have each agreed to waive, to the fullest extent allowed by law, any trial by jury.

j. Exclusions from Arbitration. YOU AND SUMMIT BROADBAND AGREE THAT THE FOLLOWING WILL NOT BE SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION: (1) ANY CLAIM FILED BY YOU OR BY SUMMIT BROADBAND THAT IS NOT AGGREGATED WITH THE CLAIM OF ANY OTHER SUBSCRIBER AND WHOSE AMOUNT IN CONTROVERSY IS PROPERLY WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF A COURT THAT IS LIMITED TO ADJUDICATING SMALL CLAIMS; (2) ANY DISPUTE OVER THE VALIDITY OF ANY PARTY’S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS; (3) ANY DISPUTE RELATED TO OR ARISING FROM ALLEGATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH UNAUTHORIZED USE OR RECEIPT OF SERVICE; (4) ANY DISPUTE THAT ARISES BETWEEN SUMMIT BROADBAND AND ANY STATE OR LOCAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY OR AGENCY THAT IS EMPOWERED BY FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAW TO GRANT A FRANCHISE UNDER 47 U.S.C. § 522(9); AND (5) ANY DISPUTE THAT CAN ONLY BE BROUGHT BEFORE THE LOCAL FRANCHISE AUTHORITY UNDER THE TERMS OF THE FRANCHISE.

k. Continuation. This Arbitration Provision shall survive the termination of your Service(s) with Summit Broadband.

14. CUSTOMER PRIVACY NOTICE AND SECURITY

a. Summit Broadband will provide you with a copy of our customer privacy notice at the time we enter into an agreement to provide any Service(s) to you, and annually afterwards, or as otherwise permitted by law.

b. To the extent Summit Broadband is expressly required to do so by applicable law, we will provide notice to you of a breach of the security of certain personally identifiable information about you. It is Summit Broadband’s information security policy to provide such notice to you in the manner set forth in Section 16.

15. GENERAL

a. Entire Agreement. This Agreement and any other documents incorporated by reference constitute the entire agreement and understanding between you and Summit Broadband with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement, and replace any and all prior written or verbal agreements. If any portion of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties, and the remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect. Summit Broadband does not waive any provision or right if it fails to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement. Neither the course of conduct between you and Summit Broadband nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of this Agreement.

b. Additional Representations and Warranties. In addition to representations and warranties you make elsewhere in this Agreement, you also represent and warrant that:

i. Age: You are at least 18 years of age.

ii. Customer Information: During the term of this Agreement, you have provided and will provide to Summit Broadband information that is accurate, complete and current, including without limitation your legal name, address, Phone number(s), the number of devices on which or through the Service(s) is being used, and payment data (including without limitation information provided when authorizing recurring payments). You agree to notify us promptly, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, if there is any change in the information that you have provided to us. Failure to provide and maintain accurate information is a breach of this Agreement.

c. Information Provided to Third Parties. Summit Broadband is not responsible for any information provided by you to third parties, and this information is not subject to the privacy provisions of this Agreement or the privacy notice for the Service(s). You assume all privacy, security, and other risks associated with providing any information, including CPNI or personally identifiable information, to third parties via the Service(s). For a description of the privacy protections associated with providing information to third parties, you should refer to the privacy policies, if any, provided by those third parties.

d. Revocable License. The Service(s) and Summit Broadband Equipment, including, but not limited to, any firmware or software embedded in the Summit Broadband Equipment or used to provide the Service(s), are protected by trademark, copyright, patent and/or other intellectual property laws and international treaty provisions. You are granted a revocable license to use such firmware and software in object code form (without making any modification thereto) strictly in accordance with this Agreement. You acknowledge and understand that you are not granted any other license to use the firmware or software embedded in the Summit Broadband Equipment or used to provide the Service(s). You expressly agree that you will use the Summit Broadband Equipment exclusively in connection with the Service(s). You shall not take any action nor allow anyone else to take any action that will reverse compile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to derive the source code from the binary code of the firmware or software.

e. Protection of Summit Broadband's Information and Marks. All Service(s) information, documents, and materials on our websites are protected by trademark, copyright or other intellectual property laws, and international treaty provisions. All websites, corporate names, service marks, trademarks, trade names, logos, and domain names (collectively “marks”) of Summit Broadband and its affiliates are and shall remain the exclusive property of Summit Broadband. Nothing in this Agreement shall grant you the right or license to use any of the marks.

f. Export Laws. You expressly agree to comply with all applicable export and re-export laws, including, but not limited to, the Export Administration Act, the Arms Export Control Act, and their implementing regulations. You further expressly agree not to use the Service(s) in any way that violates any provision of such laws or their implementing regulations.

g. Retention of Rights. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed to limit Summit Broadband’s rights and remedies available at law or in equity. Upon termination of this Agreement for any reason, Summit Broadband and its suppliers reserve the right to delete all your data, files, electronic messages or other Customer information that is stored on Summit Broadband’s or its suppliers’ servers or systems. In addition, you may forfeit your account user name and all email, IP and Web space addresses, and Phone mail. We shall have no liability whatsoever as the result of the loss of any such data, names, addresses, or numbers.

16. NOTICE METHOD FOR CHANGES TO THIS AGREEMENT

We will provide you notice of changes to this Agreement consistent with applicable law. The notice may be provided on your monthly bill, as a bill insert, in a newspaper, by email, or by other permitted communication. If you find the change unacceptable, you have the right to cancel your Service(s). However, if you continue to receive the Service(s) after the change, we will consider this your acceptance of the change.

  • For Internet Service. Summit Broadband may deliver any required or desired notice to you in any of the following ways, as determined in our sole discretion: (1) by posting it on www.summit-broadband.com or another website about which you have been notified, (2) by sending notice via first class U.S. postal mail or overnight mail to your Premises; (3) by sending notice to the email address on Summit Broadband’s account records, or (4) by hand delivery. You agree that any one of the foregoing will constitute sufficient notice and you waive any claims that these forms of notice are insufficient or ineffective. Because we may from time to time notify you about important information regarding the Service(s) and this Agreement by these methods, you agree to regularly check your postal mail, email and all postings at www.summit-broadband.com or on another website about which you have been notified or you bear the risk of failing to do so.

17. IMPORTANT INFORMATION

You may write to the Summit Broadband Corporate Offices at 4558 35th Street, Orlando, FL 32811 with concerns and complaints.

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO INTERNET SERVICES

In addition to the provisions above that are applicable to Summit Broadband Cable TV and Internet service, the following are specifically applicable to Internet service Customers, including the Software License Agreement referenced in this Agreement.

1. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

a. Ownership of Addresses. You acknowledge that use of Internet service does not give you any ownership or other rights in any Internet/on-line addresses provided to you, including, but not limited to, Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses, email addresses, and Web addresses. We may modify or change these addresses at any time without notice and shall in no way be required to compensate you for these changes. Upon termination of an Internet service account, we reserve the right permanently to delete or remove any or all addresses associated with the account.

b. Authorization. Summit Broadband does not claim any ownership of any material that you publish, transmit or distribute using Internet service. By using Internet service to publish, transmit, or distribute material or content, you (1) warrant that the material or content complies with the provisions of this Agreement, (2) consent to and authorize Summit Broadband, its agents, suppliers, and affiliates to reproduce, publish, distribute, and display the content worldwide and (3) warrant that you have the right to provide this authorization. You acknowledge that material posted or transmitted using Internet service may be copied, republished or distributed by third parties, and you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Summit Broadband, its agents, suppliers, and affiliates for any harm resulting from these actions.

c. Copyright. Title and intellectual property rights to Internet service are owned by Summit Broadband, its agents, suppliers, or affiliates or their licensors or otherwise by the owners of such material and are protected by copyright laws and treaties. You may not copy, redistribute, resell, or publish any part of Internet service without any required express prior written consent from Summit Broadband or other owner of such material.

d. Material Downloaded Through Internet Service. In addition to any content that may be provided by us, you may access material through Internet service that is not owned by Summit Broadband. Specific terms and conditions may apply to your use of any content or material made available through Internet service that is not owned by Summit Broadband. You should read those terms and conditions to learn how they apply to you and your use of any non-Summit Broadband content.

2. ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS ON SUMMIT BROADBAND’S LIABILITY FOR INTERNET SERVICE

a. Responsibility for Content. You acknowledge that there is some content and material on the Internet or otherwise available through Internet service that may be offensive to some individuals, may be unsuitable for children, may violate federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations, or may violate your protected rights or those of others. We assume no responsibility for this content or material. Anyone who accesses such content and material does so at his or her own risk. NEITHER SUMMIT BROADBAND NOR ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, DISTRIBUTORS, LICENSORS OR BUSINESS PARTNERS SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY CLAIMS, LOSSES, ACTIONS, DAMAGES, SUITS, OR PROCEEDINGS ARISING OUT OF OR OTHERWISE RELATING TO ACCESS TO SUCH CONTENT OR MATERIAL BY YOU OR OTHERS. Questions or complaints regarding content or material should be addressed to the content or material provider. You acknowledge that software programs are commercially available that claim to be able to restrict access to sexually explicit or other objectionable material on the Internet. We make no representation or warranty regarding the effectiveness of such programs.

b. Eavesdropping. The public Internet is used by numerous persons or entities including, without limitation, other subscribers to Internet service. As is the case with all shared networks like the public Internet, there is a risk that you could be subject to “eavesdropping.” This means that other persons or entities may be able to access and/or monitor your use of Internet service. If you post, store, transmit, or disseminate any sensitive or confidential information, you do so at your sole risk. NEITHER SUMMIT BROADBAND NOR ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, OR AGENTS SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY CLAIMS, LOSSES, ACTIONS, DAMAGES, SUITS, OR PROCEEDINGS ARISING OUT OF OR OTHERWISE RELATING TO SUCH ACTIONS BY YOU. You acknowledge that software programs are commercially available that claim to be capable of encryption or anonymity. We make no representation or warranty regarding the effectiveness of these programs.

c. FTP/HTTP Service Setup. You acknowledge that when using Internet service there are certain applications such as FTP (File Transfer Protocol) or HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) that may be used by other persons or entities to gain access to your Customer Equipment. You are solely responsible for the security of your Customer Equipment or any other equipment you choose to use in connection with the Service(s), including without limitation any data stored on such equipment. NEITHER SUMMIT BROADBAND NOR ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR CONTRACTORS SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY CLAIMS, LOSSES, ACTIONS, DAMAGES, SUITS OR PROCEEDINGS RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF, OR OTHERWISE RELATING TO THE USE OF SUCH APPLICATIONS BY YOU, OR THE ACCESS BY OTHERS TO YOUR CUSTOMER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER EQUIPMENT OF YOURS.

d. Facilities Allocation. Summit Broadband reserves the right to determine, in its discretion, and on an ongoing basis, the nature and extent of its facilities allocated to support Internet service, including, but not limited to, the amount of bandwidth to be utilized and delivered in conjunction with Internet service.

3. WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS DEVICES

Summit Broadband offers the supply and support of wireless access devices (typically called wireless routers).

a. Wireless routers purchased from Summit Broadband. Summit Broadband offers to sell wireless routers directly to customers. Customers choosing to purchase a wireless router from Summit Broadband, in addition to the owning the device will receive installation, configuration and support for 60 days from date of installation. Configuration includes login and password unique to device and at Summit Broadband’s discretion. Support includes, remote phone support, confirming device is operational, providing login and password information to customer account holder or authorized user, and resetting login and password information to unique Summit Broadband’s settings (the "Support Services") If device fails during the 60-day period, it will be replaced at no cost to customer including equipment replacement and configuration of the new device.

b. Wireless maintenance plan. Summit Broadband offers maintenance plans for wireless routers purchased from Summit Broadband and are an additional charge. Customers with current maintenance plans and accounts in good standing, will receive Support Services and replacement of a device which is defective.

c. Wireless device lease agreement. Summit Broadband offers a leasing agreement to customers for wireless routers. Equipment installed as part of the leasing agreement remains the property of Summit Broadband. Customers with current wireless leasing agreements and accounts in good standing, will receive Support Services as defined above as well as replacement of an device which is defective. Additional charges apply for equipment that is not returned to Summit Broadband at cancellation or disconnection of customer’s services.

d. Third party routers. Summit Broadband does not support, configure or install wireless routers or devices purchased by customer through third party vendor.

3. PHONE-CAPABLE MODEM BACKUP BATTERY

If the Phone-capable modem is equipped with a backup battery, such battery is used to provide service during a power outage to your home where power to Summit Broadband’s network remains available. The length of time that Phone will be available during a power outage will depend on the following: (i) the backup battery remains properly installed in the Phone capable modem; (ii) the condition and age of the backup battery; and (iii) the amount of Phone usage when the Phone capable modem is utilizing power from the backup battery. You understand and acknowledge that: (i) the performance of the backup battery is not guaranteed; and (ii) you will not be able to use Phone if electrical power to the Phone capable modem is interrupted and the Phone capable modem does not have a functioning backup battery. A Phone capable modem backup battery does not power cordless phones or other equipment connected to the Phone line that require electricity from your Premises, such as telecommunications devices used to assist customers with disabilities.

4. TRANSFER OF YOUR PHONE NUMBER(S)

For information about switching to another provider from digital phone services and the assignment of Phone numbers related to digital phone service please call 407-996-8900.

5. CUSTOMER INFORMATION

Summit Broadband and its suppliers reserve the right both during the term of this Agreement and upon its termination to delete your voicemail, call detail, data, files, or other information that is stored on Summit Broadband’s or its suppliers’ servers or systems, in accordance with our storage policies. You understand and acknowledge that we shall have no liability whatsoever as a result of the loss or removal of any such voicemail, call detail, data, files, or other information.

 

WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Terms of Use

This website is owned and operated by Summit Broadband Please read the Terms and Conditions stated below. By using this website, you agree to abide by this Terms and Conditions agreement.

We reserve the right to change this agreement as needed without notice. By continuing to use the website after we post any changes, you accept and agree to our terms and conditions, as modified.

Privacy

Summit Broadband respects the privacy of visitors to our website. You may review our Privacy Statement located on this website for more details.

Feedback

If you have any questions or comments about this website or want to bring to our attention any material you believe to be inaccurate, then please contact us at . We will, if appropriate, respond to you.

Contents and Linking

The material that appears on this website is for general informational purposes only. While we try to ensure that any posted information is both current and accurate, we cannot be held responsible for any inadvertent errors.

This website may not be updated daily, and therefore certain information may not be the very latest information available. Before you act on information you’ve found on our website, you should independently confirm any facts that are important to your decision.

Summit Broadband is not responsible for information provided by any advertisers or others, including those to whose websites we link. By linking to another website, we are not endorsing that website or any product or service offered on that site.

Although we make this website freely available and accessible to the general public, we do not give up our rights, or anyone else’s rights, to the materials appearing on the website.

The materials available through this website are solely the property of Summit Broadband and are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. Except for the limited licenses expressly granted to you in this Terms and Conditions agreement, Summit Broadband reserves all other rights and licenses.

You have permission to display and print for your personal, non-commercial use any information you see on this website, but you may not otherwise reproduce or modify any of the materials without the prior written consent of Summit Broadband. You are not permitted to distribute copies of materials found on this website in any form (including by e-mail or other electronic means), without prior written permission from Summit Broadband.

Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute materials found on this website should be sent to .

Summit Broadband welcomes links to the home page of this website so long as the link does not state or imply any affiliation, connection, sponsorship, or approval of your site by Summit Broadband. We do not permit framing or inline linking to our website or any portion of it.

Trademarks

You are not permitted to use any trademark or service mark appearing on this website without the prior written consent of Summit Broadband. Our logo and "Performance is Everything” slogan are registered trademarks and/or service marks of Summit Broadband. Other trademarks appearing on this website or other sites linked to from this website are the property of Summit Broadband or their respective owners.

Ordering Products and Services

Some products and services of Summit Broadband may be ordered through this website. All orders you make through this website are subject to the availability, terms and other conditions that apply to the particular products and services when you place your order.

All products and services, their contents, availability, and pricing are subject to change at any time without notice. We encourage you to read the terms and disclaimers accompanying any products or services that you order through this website before making a purchase.

Submissions and Postings; Disclosure

You are solely responsible for any information that you submit or post on this website. Do not submit, post or transmit any defamatory, abusive, obscene, threatening or illegal material, or any other material that could be considered offensive and/or infringes on the rights of others. We retain the right to deny access to anyone who we believe has violated these terms or any other term of this Terms and Conditions agreement.

At our discretion, we may monitor, delete, move, or edit any submissions or posts that we consider unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or other reasons. We will comply with all requirements of the law regarding disclosure of any submissions or postings on this website to others, including to law enforcement agencies and parties making civil legal requests. We will also comply with any other requirements of the law regarding disclosure of other aspects of your use of this website.

Summit Broadband encourages you to provide feedback about this website and our products and services. We will consider any communications you send to this website or Summit Broadband through other means to be non-confidential. Those submissions become the sole property of Summit Broadband, and we may choose to reproduce, use, publish, modify, disclose, distribute, or otherwise use these communications in any way and for any purpose as we feel is appropriate.

All such uses by Summit Broadband will be without liability or obligation of any kind to you for compensation. These uses may include use of the content of any such communications, including any works, marks, names, ideas, inventions, concepts, techniques or know-how disclosed therein, for any purpose.

Termination

Summit Broadband reserves the right at any time to terminate your use of this website if you fail to comply in full with any items in this Terms and Conditions agreement, or any other terms, agreements or policies that apply to this website.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Summit Broadband (including its parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers and any third-party information providers) against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including reasonable attorney fees) resulting from any breach of this Terms and Conditions agreement or unauthorized use of this website.

Your indemnification obligation will apply beyond the termination of this Terms and Conditions agreement. At our expense and election, we reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, and you agree to cooperate with Summit Broadband in connection with our defense.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability

Use of this website is solely at your own risk. Because of the number of possible sources of information available through the website, and the uncertainties of electronic distribution, Summit Broadband cannot be held responsible for any interruptions, delays, omissions, inaccuracies or other problems with such information.

If you rely on this website or any material available through this website, you do so at your own risk. You are solely responsible should any damage to your computer system or loss of data result from any material and/or data downloaded from, or otherwise provided through, this website.

This website is provided to you "as is,” "with all faults,” and "as available.” Summit Broadband and its agents and licensors cannot warrant the accuracy, completeness, usefulness, timeliness, noninfringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the information available through the website.

Summit Broadband does not guarantee that the website will be error-free, continuously available or free of viruses or other potentially harmful works.

Under no circumstances is Summit Broadband, including its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and licensees, liable to you or anyone else for any damages arising out of any use or misuse of this website, including, without limitation, liability for consequential, special, incidental, indirect, or similar damages, even if advised beforehand of the possibility of such damages, regardless of the form or cause of action including, but not limited to, contract, negligence, and other tort actions.

Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain categories of damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. In such states, the liability of Summit Broadband and its agents and licensors is limited to the fullest extent permitted by such state law.

You agree that the liability of Summit Broadband (including its parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates) and its agents and licensors, if any, arising out of any kind of legal claim in any way connected to the website shall not exceed the amount you paid to Summit Broadband for use of the website.

Miscellaneous

To obtain access to certain services on our website, you may be required to register. As part of any such registration process, you will select a user name and a password. You agree that the information you supply during that registration process will be accurate, complete and apply to you. You will not register under the name of, nor attempt to enter the service under the name of, another person.

Summit Broadband reserves the right to reject or terminate any user name that, in its judgment, it deems offensive. You will be responsible for preserving the confidentiality of your password and will notify us of any known or suspected unauthorized use of your account.

At certain places on this website there may be additional or other terms and policies that apply to your use of this website and the services on it. By using the website or those services, you agree to abide by those terms and policies. We can change those terms and policies as needed at our discretion. By continuing to use the website after we post any changes, you accept and agree to those terms and policies, as modified.

This Terms and Conditions agreement has been written in accordance with the laws of the state of Florida. By using this website, you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in Florida, in all disputes arising out of or relating to this Terms and Conditions agreement or this website.

In the event that any portion of this Terms and Conditions agreement is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties, and the remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

By using this website, you agree to abide by the terms of this Terms and Conditions agreement. We hope you enjoy using this website, and we welcome suggestions for improvements.

Effective: January 1, 2010