Aeneas Terms of Service and Use
In order to use the Aeneas Communications, LLC (Aeneas) products and data services, including internet protocol services not subject to governmental regulation, all network owners, operators, and individual and network users agree to the following terms:
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS THROUGH USE
AGREEMENT TO RULES OF USER CONDUCT
You agree to abide by the Aeneas Rules of User Conduct, including but not limited to, agreeing not to use this site for any unlawful purpose. A copy of the Rules of Conduct, which you should review, can be found here.
THIRD PARTY SITES
This site may produce automated search results or otherwise link you to other sites on the Internet. These sites may contain information or material that some people may find inappropriate or offensive. These other sites are not under the control of Aeneas, and you acknowledge that Aeneas is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such sites. The inclusion of such a link does not imply endorsement of the site by Aeneas or any association with its operators.
USER'S GRANT OF LIMITED LICENSE
By posting or submitting content to this site, you:
E911 Service will be provided to the SERVICE ADDRESS associated with your Aeneas services. Should your address change, it is necessary for you to notify Aeneas of your new SERVICE ADDRESS.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH AENEAS (THE "CONTENT") ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" FOR YOUR USE. THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. AENEAS, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR CORRECT; THAT OUR SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE CONTENT IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOUR USE OF OUR SERVICES IS SOLELY AT YOUR RISK. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, THESE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL AENEAS, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, OR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, OUR MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF AENEAS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, AENEAS’ LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
AENEAS COLOCATION INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS
Please provide Aeneas Communications, LLC the following:
Additional Insured Endorsement - (Form "B" CG 2010 11/85 OR EQUIVALENT). The terms of the Collocation Agreement require Aeneas Internet & Telephone to be listed as an Additional Insured in an endorsement to your policy (attached to the certificate). The endorsement may include the following clause, or a separate endorsement may be issued. This endorsement must be attached to the certificate: Primary Coverage - "The insurance afforded by this policy for the additional insured is Primary insurance and any other insurance maintained by or available to the additional insured is Non-contributory."
The coverage indicated below must be provided through an insurance company which carries an A.M. Best rating of no less than "B+" "VIII". A certificate indicating this coverage with separate Additional Insured Endorsement shall be on file in our office Prior to the commencement of the "Effective Date" and shall provide for thirty (30) days prior written notice of cancellation or reduction of coverage.
SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS; RESPONSE TIME; CREDITS
This section applies to Internet data transmission and reception and Managed Hosting and colocation services. This section does not apply to voice service interruptions otherwise regulated by the State of Tennessee. Aeneas will respond to Customer’s notification of a problem within a reasonable time of initial contact, which will generally be within 15 minutes of initial contact. Furthermore, Customer Care will proactively notify Customer of critical loss of service to Customer upon request of such service. All Customer contact information must be accurate and up to date. Customer is solely responsible for insuring that Aeneas has the proper contact information.
This section does not provide credits when service degradation or disruption (a) occurs during scheduled maintenance, (b) is the result of telephone plant outages on shared transport or services including but not limited to Frame Relay, and ATM, (c) is related to acts or omissions of the Customer or authorized agent, (d) is the result of an act or omission of a third party against the Customer or Customer’s agent, (e) arises from improper use or malfunction of Customer equipment, facilities, or applications, (f) is related to adverse weather, natural disasters, acts of God, civil disorders, or other occurrences beyond the reasonable control of Aeneas, (g) is related to non-payment on past due accounts.
This section does provide a credit equal to proration of monthly recurring charges for the period of service interruption. Such period of interruption shall not constitute a basis for termination of term contracts, provided, Aeneas undertakes restoration of service in a reasonable manner and service deprivation is less than 24 hours in any thirty day period.
Service degradation or disruption only qualifies for a credit if Customer informs Customer Care within five days of outage, or if Customer Care proactively informs Customer that the cause was definitively unrelated to any actions or events not excluded above.
No contract or agreement with Aeneas shall create legal rights or benefits in third parties. Upon a request by Aeneas, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Aeneas and its subsidiaries and other affiliated companies, and their employees, contractors, officers, and directors from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including attorney's fees, that arise from your use or misuse of our website or Aeneas products, software, or services provided to your network. Aeneas reserves the right, at it own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with Aeneas in asserting any available defenses.
Aeneas makes no representation that materials on its website are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
LONG DISTANCE USAGE SUSPENSION
For your security, Aeneas Internet and Telephone reserves the right to temporarily suspend 1+ dialing in the event of unusual or excessive toll call volume to protect customers from fraud or theft. Aeneas Internet and Telephone also reserves the right to temporarily suspend 1+ dialing on new telephone accounts that do not have established pay history.
ACCEPTABLE USAGE OF BANDWIDTH
The Aeneas network is designed for typical usage by a typical computer user. Computer activity resulting in excessive or sustained bandwidth consumption may burden the network and such usage may be restricted. Bandwidth on our network is a limited, shared resource among subscribers. Because we seek to provide the Service at a reasonable cost to the largest number of users, the use of our network is subject to usage limitations. Users therefore must comply with the current bandwidth, data throughput, and other limitations on the Service, including the excessive use guidelines described below. Users must ensure their activity does not improperly restrict, inhibit, or degrade any other user's use of the Service, nor represent (in the sole but reasonable judgment of Aeneas) an unusually large burden on the network itself. In addition, users must ensure that their activity does not improperly restrict, inhibit, disrupt, degrade or impede Aeneas' ability to deliver the Service and monitor the Services, backbone, network nodes, and/or other network services. Aeneas strives to provide customers the best experience when using our network, a shared resource among hundreds of thousands of customers.
Aeneas may use tools and techniques to manage its network, deliver the Service, and ensure compliance with this Policy and the Subscriber Agreement. These tools and techniques are dynamic, like the network and its usage, and can and do change frequently. For example, these network management activities may include (i) identifying spam and preventing its delivery to customer e-mail accounts, (ii) detecting malicious Internet traffic and preventing the distribution of viruses or other harmful code or content, (iii) limiting speeds during periods of extended congestion, (iv) requiring an upgrade or purchase of a different Internet service and (v) using other tools or techniques that Aeneas may be required to implement in order to meet its goal of delivering the best broadband Internet experience to all its customers.
We collect data on customer traffic pattern usage through the use of traffic management software. Aeneas reserves the right to conduct tests to improve network security, to enhance the performance of our network, and to determine whether to make available new service offerings. These technical tests are performed almost continuously and without notice. Users may also monitor their bandwidth usage in the CNM section of http://www.aeneas.com/cnm. Please contact our office for additional details.
Excessive use means bandwidth or data usage that is significantly higher than typical usage for which our network is designed. Excessive Users consume so much data that their usage could negatively impact the Service provided to other customers. Therefore, if Aeneas in its sole but reasonable discretion determines that a customer has exceeded the Excessive Use threshold or is using the Service in a manner significantly uncharacteristic of a typical user, Aeneas reserves the right to (a) adjust, suspend or terminate Service accounts at any time and without notice; or (b) require the user to upgrade his service level or pay additional fees in accordance with Aeneas then-current, applicable rates and charges for such Service; or (c) use any technology to be chosen by Aeneas at its sole discretion to slow the user?s service for purposes of conserving bandwidth.
Common activities that may cause excessive bandwidth consumption in violation of this Policy include, but are not limited to, numerous or continuous bulk transfers of files and other high capacity traffic using (i) file transfer protocol ("FTP"), (ii) peer-to-peer applications, and (iii) newsgroups, whether provided by Aeneas or a third party.
Aeneas' residential service offering does not provide the type of security, upstream performance and total downstream throughput capability typically associated with commercial use. You may not run a server in connection with the Aeneas residential service, nor may you provide network services to others via the Aeneas residential service . Examples of prohibited uses include, but are not limited to, running servers for mail (pop3 & smtp), http, https, FTP, IRC, DHCP and multi-user interactive forums. For information about commercial Internet pricing, please see www.aeneas.com.
CHOICE OF LAW AND FORUM
SEVERABILITY AND INTEGRATION
Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement (which includes any signed contract) constitutes the entire agreement between you and Aeneas with respect to our services and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written, or electronic) between you and Aeneas with respect to our services. If any part of these Terms of Service and Use is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
AENEAS WEBMAIL REGISTRATION AGREEMENT
If you use Aeneas Webmail, your use of Aeneas Webmail software (the "Software") constitutes your acceptance and agreement of the following: You understand and reaffirm your agreement to Aeneas’ then-current Terms of Service. You further agree and acknowledge that by using the Software to access the Aeneas service, you will be subject to any applicable charges for the use of the Aeneas service as set forth in the pricing plan you have chosen. (In most cases, there is no additional charge).
You understand that Aeneas is not obligated to provide any assistance, including any technical or customer support, in the use of the Software, and that your use of the Software is at your own risk. The Software is provided "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" and no warranties are provided, except as required by law. SPECIFICALLY, THE WARRANTIES FOR MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED.
Aeneas is in no way liable for any claims arising from your use of the Software. As a condition of your use, you agree to indemnify Aeneas for all claims relating to your downloading, use, reproduction of, and/or receipt or distribution of content through, the Software. This obligations extends to anyone using Aeneas products, software, or services via network. Aeneas reserves the right, in its sole discretion and at any time, to modify or discontinue the Software; limit, terminate or suspend your use of the Software; assess charges for the use of the Software in the future after notifying you in advance; and/or make changes to this Registration Agreement.
Customer understands that if customer cancels service with Aeneas or any carrier prior to the end of a term agreement like this one, customer will incur termination charges according to applicable tariff provision or Terms of Service and Use, including installation fees and charges to agreement end date excluding discounts, plus the reasonable cost of collection including, but not limited to, attorney fees and court costs. The Courts of Madison County Tennessee have jurisdiction over all matters arising hereunder.
Aeneas reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate services or your access to all or part of our site, with or without notice
Confidentiality and Security
We use physical and technical safeguards to protect your information. We restrict access to your information to those who need it to perform their jobs. Third-party business partners are bound by law to use the information only for our purposes. They may not disclose it or use it in any other way. We comply with all data security laws.
Collecting Your Personal Information
We collect person information about you from different sources. For example, we collect information you send us on contracts and forms. We also collect information from your financial transactions with us. Other information collected depends on the product or service you request.
Sharing Your Personal Information
We do not sell your information to anyone. We may share this information with a business that carries out services for us, like a subcontractor or affiliate. We may share your information as required or permitted by law. We may share your information for a legal or regulatory purpose or to combat fraud.
Information Sharing and Opt Out
We do not sell customer information for marketing purposes. We have chosen not to share your personal information with anyone for any reason, except to service your product. There is no need for you to opt out. If we change our sharing policy, we will tell you and give you a chance to opt out before we share your information.
In order to comply with FCC guidelines, we are limited in what we can discuss about your account over the phone. When you call to discuss the details of your account or to make changes, federal law allows only the following ways to access your information.
You will also receive a notice at your "Address of Record" with Aeneas when there has been activity with regard to your account in one or more of the following areas:
Colocation Access Policies
Colocator Representatives are required to:
Aeneas Communications, LLC requires a completed and signed Aeneas Colocation Client Access Form from each Colocator Adminstrative Contact for each Colocator Representative who needs access to the Data Center.
Full cabinet clients:
Partial cabinet clients:
Network Maintenance Policy
The network Aeneas maintains consists of a variety of network routers, switches and other equipment which carry voice and Internet service to our residential and commercial users. As with all forms of computer equipment, to keep services running smoothly, these devices require regular maintenance (hardware and software) upgrades, and in the event of a failure, replacement. In addition, certain devices require changes to configurations.
When Aeneas performs operations that potentially impact the services provided through our network, in an attempt to minimize disruption in service, Aeneas works within announced timeframes/windows when possible. The purpose of this document is to clarify the policies and procedures governing maintenance work on the networks for which Aeneas is responsible and the communication of issues that occur on these networks.
A disruption consists of any event or condition that may negatively impact either performance or service to our customers. Disruptions are classified as one of the following types:
Disruptions can be caused by failure of a network device or server, power outages, failed cables, failure of a service, denial of service attacks, and a variety of other activities that can occur on a network. In all cases, a disruption will result in maintenance activity.
All work performed on the networks for which Aeneas is responsible is conducted as a form of maintenance. This work may or may not result in a disruption of service, depending on the scope of the activity. There are two types of maintenance activities:
To better serve you and to keep you informed, Aeneas offers Network Maintenance Notifications. All customers wishing to receive notification of either scheduled or emergency maintenance must enroll to receive network maintenance notifications. These are typically sent via email to 1 person per organization or household at the email address registered during the enrollment process. In the case of public safety offices and/or first responders Aeneas will also attempt to place a phone call to the phone number provided during the enrollment process. Should it become necessary to change the notification email address and/or phone number subscribers should call Aeneas as soon as practical to get the information updated.
In the case of scheduled maintenance, every attempt will be made to send all notifications > 24 hours prior to the event. For emergency maintenance Aeneas shall send notifications whenever practical to do so without delaying the maintenance event. All notifications shall include at a minimum, the window during which the service may be affected, and contact information for questions regarding the maintenance.
Missed Appointment Policy
Aeneas makes every effort to work orders in a timely manner. To avoid any missed appointment charges, you should inform us immediately if you or your site will not be ready for installation or a service visit.
A Service Date Dispatch Charge of $200 will be billed each time a technician is dispatched to install services and the customer or site is not ready for the installation. These charges will be billed each time a dispatch is attempted and the customer or the site is not ready. A $150 Service Date Change-Additional Dispatch Charge may also be applicable and billed to assign a new due date each time a due date is changed.
To avoid the charges for nonproductive dispatches, you must inform Aeneas 24 hours prior to the currently scheduled due date.
Equipment Lease Policy
Equipment is, and shall at all times be, and will remain the sole and exclusive, property of Aeneas. You agree to pay the applicable rental fees set forth in your contract. The lease term for each Item of Equipment is detailed in the applicable contract and will expire on the service end date after the Equipment is returned to Aeneas in good working condition. If equipment remains unreturned after your service end date, you will be charged the full retail price of Equipment.
You agree to inspect the Equipment upon receipt and immediately notify Aeneas of any damages, malfunction or missing components so that Aeneas can take appropriate measures. Once the Equipment has been delivered to your location, it is your responsibility to ensure that the equipment is not stolen, damaged, or otherwise harmed. The repair of any damage (other than fair wear and tear) will be your responsibility. If any of the Equipment is lost, stolen, or damaged during the Rental Period, Aeneas reserves the right to charge you the retail price of the lost, stolen or damaged item/s.
Should the Equipment malfunction for reasons other than misuse or accidental damage, Aeneas will repair or replace the product at no charge to you. In the case of malfunctions or damage caused by accident or misuse the Equipment repairs will be your responsibility. If replacements are needed, Aeneas reserves the right to replace the Equipment with an equivalent system.
Aeneas is not liable for any damage, injury or loss to any person or property arising from the possession, operation or use of the Equipment. In any event Aeneas’s liability is limited, at Aeneas's choice, to: (a) the replacement of Equipment with the same or equivalent Equipment; (b) the repair of the relevant Equipment.
Acceptable Use Policy
Purpose and Scope - The policies set forth in the Acceptable Use Policy are, in part, to help protect Aeneas Communications, LLC (Aeneas) customers from the consequences of malicious users or attacks on the Aeneas resources. When a customer is a victim of Internet abuse, Aeneas will do what we can to help them direct their complaint to the proper reporting agency or initiator. If the complaint is against an Aeneas customer we will take appropriate action in accordance with the policies set forth in this document.
General Conduct - The Aeneas network must be used in a manner that is consistent with the intended purpose of the Aeneas network and may be used only for lawful purposes. Customers shall not use the Aeneas network in order to transmit, distribute or store material that is: (1) in violation of any applicable law or regulation, including export or encryption laws or regulations; or (2) that may expose Aeneas to criminal or civil liability. Customers are further prohibited from assisting any other person in violating any part of this Policy.
Responsibility for Content – Aeneas takes no responsibility for any material created or accessible on or through the Aeneas network. Aeneas is not obligated to monitor or exercise any editorial control over such material, but reserves the right to do so. In the event that Aeneas becomes aware that any such material may violate this Policy and/or expose Aeneas to civil or criminal liability, Aeneas reserves the right to block access to such material and suspend or terminate any Customer creating, storing or disseminating such material. Aeneas further reserves the right to cooperate with legal authorities and third parties in the investigation of alleged wrongdoing, including disclosing the identity of the Customer that Aeneas deems responsible for the wrongdoing.
Loss of Information - Aeneas is not responsible for any loss of information or files stored on our servers.
E-mail Deletion - All unread email older than 90 days will be deleted from our servers and unrecoverable.
Inappropriate Content - Customers shall not use the Aeneas network to transmit, distribute or store material that is inappropriate, as reasonably determined by Aeneas. Without limiting the general application of this rule, Users may not:
Intellectual Property - Material accessible through the Aeneas network may be subject to protection under privacy, publicity, or other personal rights and Intellectual Property rights, including but not limited to, copyrights and laws protecting patents, trademarks, trade secrets or other proprietary information. Customers shall not use the Aeneas network in any manner that would infringe, violate, dilute or misappropriate any such rights. If you use a domain name in connection with any of the Aeneas network, you must not use that domain name in violation of the trademark, service mark, or similar rights of any third party.
Harmful Content - Customers shall not use the Aeneas network to transmit, distribute or store material that contains a virus, worm, Trojan horse, or other component harmful to the Aeneas network, any other network or equipment, or other Users.
Fraudulent/Misleading Content - Customers shall not use the Aeneas network to transmit or distribute material containing fraudulent offers for goods or services, or any advertising or promotional materials that contain false, deceptive, or misleading statements, claims, or representations. In addition, Customers are prohibited from submitting any false or inaccurate data on any order form, contract or online application, including the fraudulent use of credit cards.
Unsolicited Messages - Customers may not send unsolicited e-mail messages, including, without limitation, bulk commercial advertising or informational announcements ("spam"), including, without limitation, actions such as using an e-mail account on Aeneas's network to send spam, or using the service of another provider to send spam or to promote a site hosted on or connected to the Aeneas network. In addition, Customers may not use the Aeneas network in order to (a) send e-mail messages which are excessive and/or intended to harass or annoy others, (b) continue to send e-mail messages to a recipient that has indicated that he/she does not wish to receive them, (c) send e-mail with forged TCP/IP packet header information, (d) send malicious e-mail, including, without limitation, "mailbombing", (e) send or receive e-mail messages in a manner that violates the use policies of any other internet service provider, or (f) use an e-mail box exclusively as a storage space for data. An e-mail message will be considered unsolicited if it is sent to a recipient (1) who has not expressly requested or invited it; (2) with whom the sender does not have an existing business or personal relationship; or (3) who has requested that the sender not send them any further messages.
Third Party Rules; Usenet - Customers may have access through the Aeneas network to search engines, subscription Web services, chat areas, bulletin boards, Web pages, USENET, or other services that promulgate rules, guidelines or agreements to govern their use. Customers must adhere to any such rules, guidelines, or agreements. Customers who post messages to Usenet newsgroups are responsible for becoming familiar with any written charter or FAQ governing use of such newsgroups and complying therewith. Regardless of such policies, Customers may not (a) post the same message, or a series of similar messages, to one or more newsgroups (excessive cross-posting or multiple-posting, also known as "Usenet spam"), (b) cancel or supersede posts not originally posted by such Customer, unless such Customer does so in the course of his/her duties as an official newsgroup moderator, (c) post any message with forged packet header information, or (d) post messages that are excessive and/or intended to annoy or harass others, including, without limitation, chain letters.
System and Network Security - Customers are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Aeneas network, including, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for such Customer or logging into a server or account which such Customer is not authorized to access, (b) impersonating Aeneas personnel, (c) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization, (d) attempting to interfere with, disrupt or disable service to any User, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of overloading, "flooding", "mailbombing", "denial of service" attacks or "crashing", (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting, (f) taking any action in order to obtain services to which such Customer is not entitled, or (g) attempting to utilize another User's account name or persona without authorization from that User. Customers are also prohibited from attempting any action designed to circumvent or alter any method of measuring or billing for Aeneas services. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. Aeneas will investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting Customers who are involved in such violations.
Suspension and Termination of Service - Any Customer which Aeneas determines to have violated any element of this Acceptable Use Policy may be subject to a warning, a suspension or a termination of account depending on the severity of the violation. Aeneas may take such further action as Aeneas determines to be appropriate under the circumstances to eliminate or preclude repeat violations, and Aeneas shall not be liable for any damages of any nature suffered by any Customer, User, or any third party resulting in whole or in part from Aeneas's exercise of its rights under this Acceptable Use Policy.
Aeneas reserves the right to modify this Policy in its discretion at any time. Such modifications will be effective when posted to Aeneas's Web site or provided to the Customer directly.
To uphold the quality and reputation of Aeneas Internet and Telephone, your use of Aeneas E-mail is subject to these program policies. If you are found to be in violation of our policies at any time, as determined by Aeneas in its sole discretion, we may warn you or suspend or terminate your account.
In addition to (and/or as some examples of) the violations described in the terms of service, users may not:
You must promptly notify Aeneas of any breach of security related to the Services, including but not limited to unauthorized use of your password or account. To help ensure the security of your password or account, please sign out from your account at the end of each session.
If you don't sign in to one of your free Aeneas Internet & Telephone email accounts for 120 days, the unused account will be labeled dormant. Once an account becomes dormant, all messages, folders, and contacts may be deleted. Once your account has been deleted, your account name may be reserved by another user. To keep your account active, simply log in to your account.
We at Aeneas commit to the following Nondiscrimination and Interconnection Obligations:
Aeneas may employ generally accepted technical measures to provide acceptable service levels to all customers, such as caching and application-neutral bandwidth allocation, as well as measures to address spam, denial of service attacks, illegal content, and other harmful activities. In addition to providing the required connection to the Internet, Aeneas does offer managed services, such as telemedicine, public safety communications, and distance learning, which use private network connections for enhanced quality of service, rather than traversing the public Internet.
Domain Transfer Guide
Transferring domain names between ISPs is a complex process that is often misunderstood. We have created this guide to help you understand the process so you have an idea what to expect, and to help prevent any confusion or service disruptions during the domain transfer process from or to Aeneas.
Because the transfer of domain names requires a high degree of coordination between many parties, the process will take longer than a normal domain name registration. If you have any questions on the process after reading this guide, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss those questions.
Parties Involved and Roles Played
General Transfer Rules
To insure that a domain name transfer is successful:
Please Note: Transfers add one year to the domain registration. Regardless of whether there is still time on the current registration another year's registration will be added to the domain, along with the additional registration fee.
General Transfer Time Periods
For domains names moving to Aeneas Internet & Telephone, once the administrative contact authorizes the transfer, the process takes approximately 24-48 hours (see below).
For domains moving from Aeneas Internet & Telephone, we will approve all legitimate transfer requests with 12 business hours of receipt. Once this request is processed you will need to contact the new registrar for further information.
Domain Name Transfer Process
Transfers to Aeneas Internet & Telephone
For a smooth transfer, you should:
Once Aeneas receives a request to move a domain name to our services, we will initiate the process to move the domain name from your current registrar to Aeneas by making a transfer request by e-mail to the current Administrative Contact on your account.
The Administrative Contact has 5 days to either approve or decline the request. If the contact fails to respond to the request, the request is automatically approved after the 5th day. However, if the contact declines the request, we must wait 9 days before canceling the request. This time period is to allow for any limitations between communication systems between registrars.
Upon approval, the transfer will be processed. This will include the following changes:
Transfers from Aeneas Internet & Telephone
Aeneas must receive a request to move the domain from us in writing. Making requests by e-mail is fine. Once we have received the request, we will respond within 12 business hours. Once approved you will need to contact the new registrar for further information regarding your domain.
CAUTION: When transferring your domain from Aeneas, please make sure that where applicable the new domain server host:
Aeneas is not responsible for any of the above information, or for any service interruptions that may occur if these steps have not been taken.
IP Interconnection Policy
SECTION 1 - DEFINITIONS
Company: Aeneas Communications Company, issuer of this document
Customer: The person, firm, corporation or other entity which orders Service and is responsible for the payment of charges and for compliance with the Company’s document regulations. The Customer could be an interexchange carrier, a wireless provider, or any other carrier authorized to operate in the state.
End User: Any individual, association, corporation, governmental agency or any other entity other than an Interexchange Carrier which subscribes to intrastate service provided by an Exchange Carrier.
Entrance Facility: A trunk facility connecting the Customer’s point of presence with the local switching center.
Firm Order Confirmation (FOC): Acknowledgement by the Company of receipt of an Interconnection Request from the Customer and commitment by the Company of a Service Date.
Individual Case Basis: A service arrangement in which the regulations, rates and charges are developed based on the specific circumstances of the Customer’s situation.
Meet Point: A point of interconnection that is mutually agreed upon by both carriers.
Point of Presence: Location where the Customer maintains a facility for purposes of interconnecting to the Company’s Network.
Premises: The space occupied by a Customer or Authorized User in a building or buildings or on contiguous property (except railroad right-of-way, etc.)
Recurring Charges: The monthly charges to the Customer for services, facilities and equipment, which continue for the agreed upon duration of the service.
Service Order: The written request for Network Services executed by the Customer and the Company in a format devised by the Company; or, in the alternative, the submission of an Service Request by the Customer in the manner specified in this document.
Service(s): The Company’s telecommunications IP Services offered on the Company’s Network.
SECTION 2 - RULES AND REGULATIONS
2.1 Undertaking of Aeneas Communications Company
2.2 Prohibited Uses
2.3 Obligations of the Customer
2.4 Customer Equipment and Channels
SECTION 3 – IP Interconnection Service
All Service Provided under this offering shall be priced on an ICB basis, based on type of Interconnection, speed, geographic location of the meet point in relation to Aeneas Central Office.
Unlimited Nationwide Long Distance Policy
The Aeneas Nationwide Unlimited Long Distance plan is only available for customers calling from the 901 or 731 area codes. Aeneas Nationwide Long Distance is for typical domestic voice usage only. Callers must dial 1+ area code + 7-digit telephone number for the call to be included without an additional charge. Subscribers to this plan may use it only for typical voice usage and may not use it for extended internet or data calling. This plan is not available to customers with a multi-line account unless the plan is subscribed to all lines. It is not available to an account that bills to another number or is the recipient of charges billed from another number unless the customer establishes separate billing accounts for each line. Unlimited plan usage does not include multi-party conference calls, calls to 900 numbers, directory assistance, calling card, operator services, calls to Alaska and Hawaii, international calling and toll free calling services. If Aeneas determines that usage under this plan is not consistent with residential customer usage as described herein, the Customer will be subject to an additional fee of $50.00 and additional minutes will be billed at $0.07/minute. Customers may be offered an alternative plan at Aeneas’ sole discretion. For the purposes of this plan, usage of more than 5,000 minutes per month shall not be considered typical residential usage. Additional state mandated charges may apply on certain specified routes. In order to be eligible for this plan, Aeneas must be able to verify that the Customer meets each of the eligibility requirements. Customers who no longer meet these eligibility requirements will not be eligible for this plan and will be contacted by Aeneas and offered an alternative plan. Taxes, fees and other charges, including the Universal Service Fund, apply.
The FCC has recently ruled that VoIP providers must supply a mandatory 911 Services to their customers. Read more here.
Aeneas is fully compliant with the FCC's requirements. We have years of experience as a telephone provider, and it has always been our intention to provide our VoIP customers with service just as reliable as any landline telephone. This includes 911 service. For your safety, we have always provided our VoIP customers with 911 service that allows you to call 911 and receive a response just as you would over a landline telephone. 911 service is included in ALL our telephone packages. You do not have to ask for this service to receive it from Aeneas.
E911 Service will be provided to the SERVICE ADDRESS associated with your Aeneas services. Should your address change, it is necessary for you to notify Aeneas of your new SERVICE ADDRESS. VoIP customers who are using a SIP phone may carry that phone with them to a location besides their Service Address. However, emergency responders will be sent to the Service Address on file.
E911 service for VoIP customers can only be provided in the 731, 901, 615, and 931 area codes. If you take your SIP phone outside of these areas, 911 service cannot be provided.
Backup Power Disclosure
For many years, your land-line telephone would allow you to stay connected to emergency voice services during a power outage. However, if your residential voice telephone service is provided using fiber optics rather than the traditional twisted pair copper-based line, the voice telephone service requires backup battery power to continue functioning during a power outage. To avoid a disruption of voice service during a power outage, and to maintain the ability to connect to 911 emergency services, Aeneas offers you the option of purchasing a backup battery for your home phones.
Aeneas sells backup batteries as a convenience to our customers. All purchased battery backups become the property of the customer and there are no implied service or support obligations by Aeneasfor the unit. You also have the option to purchase a backup battery from other sources or to not use a backup battery for your voice services. Our primary goal is to ensure you have the information to make the best choice for you and your needs.
The backup battery for fiber optic voice service allows you to continue to use your voice services during a power outage. Without a backup battery or alternate backup power source such as a generator, customers with fiber, fixed wireless or coaxial cable delivered services will not be able to make calls, including emergency calls to 911. The only way to maintain the ability to use your voice service is by using some form of backup power.
The battery that Aeneas sells is rated by its manufacturer to last at least eight hours in idle mode when the battery is new. The battery is intended to enable users to make short, emergency or other urgent telephone calls during a power outage. During an extended power outage, use your telephone service sparingly to preserve your battery life. The actual length of time that your telephone service will be available during a power outage depends on many variables, including, but not limited to, the following: (i) the amount of phone usage when utilizing power from the backup battery; (ii) whether a backup battery is properly installed and charged, such as whether it has had an opportunity to fully recharge after a prior outage; (iii) the condition and age of the backup battery; and (iv) the amount of prior usage of the battery. Batteries lose capacity with age. Batteries can also lose power if they are frequently discharged and charged. Failure to adhere to proper storage and usage conditions will reduce the talk time available when you are in an outage and the life span of your battery. A 24-hour backup option is available for an additional fee.
Alternative backup power sources can be purchased from local retail stores in the form of battery backups, uninterruptible power supplies or generators, for example, or purchased directly from Aeneas.
If you choose to purchase a backup power source from your local retailer, please check with the manufacturer to ensure its functionality with fiber optical network terminals (ONT). Most commercially available sources will be adequate. Please be conscience of any limitations the equipment you purchase has. Backup power durations vary with equipment and use. Any selected backup power source should be placed directly between the fiber optical network terminal and the wall outlet.
Open Internet Compliance
The Federal Communications Commission issued rules to preserve the Internet as an open platform. These rules went into effect on November 20, 2011 and can be found at this link. All Internet service providers are required to post information regarding various issues so that consumers, both residential and business, can make informed choices about choosing an Internet service provider. This document contains information regarding our services and in compliance with the FCC's rules. The policies contained herein serve as a supplement to the existing terms of service.
The FCC's rules focus on four primary issues:
ISPs must disclose their network practices, specifically in the four general areas listed below. ISPs may not block lawful content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices, subject to reasonable network management. An ISP may not block consumers from accessing lawful Web sites, subject to reasonable network management; nor shall the ISP block applications that compete with the provider's voice or video telephony services, subject to reasonable network management. ISPs may not unreasonably discriminate in transmitting lawful network traffic over a consumer's broadband Internet access service, although, reasonable network management shall not constitute unreasonable discrimination. The FCC's rules state that a network management practice is reasonable if it is appropriate and tailored to achieving a legitimate network management purpose, taking into account the particular network architecture and technology of the broadband Internet access service.
Aeneas Communications maintains high availability and reach-ability targets by peering with multiple upstream providers and load balancing incoming and outgoing traffic via BGP metrics, communities, and preferences. Traffic on each egress path is monitored by the Operations staff and reviewed by Engineering for bandwidth management and forecasting.
All transit traffic is managed without regard to application, unless a specific customer requests or negotiates application specific limitations for that customer's access link(s). Standard datalink and network prioritization settings are honored within our transit network. Connecting to multiple providers (including at least one but preferably two Tier I providers) allows for higher performance and lower transit times for customer traffic, getting traffic from the sending network to the receiving network by traversing the fewest number of transit networks.
Each egress link is managed with a goal of less than 60% peak utilization while still allowing for the most direct path between internal and external IP networks. If utilization exceeds these targets, routes are adjusted to move traffic to a path with lesser utilization. If utilization reaches or exceeds 60% of total committed bandwidth for a hub location over a 3-month period, then subscription increases are recommended by Engineering and reviewed by Management.
All transit traffic is managed without regard to application, unless a specific customer requests or negotiates application specific limitations for that customer's access link(s). Standard datalink and network prioritization settings are honored within our transit network.
Device Attachment Rules:
Customer devices are not restricted by type, though Aeneas may require Aeneas-owned equipment as termination for access circuits at the customer location.
Internet connectivity is sold as an open connection between the customer and the Internet, though customers may choose to purchase security services separately from the connectivity services. Aeneas maintains industry standard engineering practices to secure its network.
ISPs must disclose the following network performance characteristics:
Aeneas provides broadband access via ADSL, DS1, Fiber and other Ethernet services. Transit times to cross the network are guaranteed to be less than 80 ms and average less than 20 ms. With proper end-user device configuration, connections are suitable for real-time services.
Impact of Specialized Services:
Aeneas offers managed voice services, managed private network (MPN/VPN), and desktop/server virtualization services. All specialized services delivered by Aeneas include prioritized traffic implementation in accordance with parameters specified by or recommended to the customer to ensure the proper availability and quality of all services.
Aeneas maintains and manages a technical support staff to handle trouble reports, acceptable use violations, and other service inquiries.
If a customer believes that these open Internet rules are not being met, the customer may file an informal complaint at the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC urges customers to submit any complaints via its website at the following address: http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm. Customers may also file a formal complaint at the FCC using Part 76 of the Commission’s rules.
The Open Internet Rules, as adopted, and these Open Internet Principles are not intended to affect, alter or otherwise supersede the legal status of cooperative efforts by broadband Internet Access Service Providers and other service providers that are designed to curtail infringement in response to information provided by rights holders in a manner that is timely, effective, and accommodates the legitimate interests of the company, rights holders, and end users. Furthermore, the FCC's Open Internet Rules, as adopted, and this company's Open Internet Principles do not prohibit the company from making reasonable efforts to address the transfer of unlawful content or unlawful transfers of content. For additional information, please review the Acceptable Use Policy.
Policy for Call Data Requests
Aeneas personnel are regularly contacted by customers as well as law enforcement agencies asking for access to call detail information. Aeneas takes the privacy of its customers very seriously, but we are required by law to assist law enforcement agencies with valid requests for call data. Aeneas can be exposed to great liability if this privileged information is given out unlawfully. The procedures that follow are provided to allow a uniform response to all requests, whether via a customer or a law enforcement agency.
If a customer calls in with a request for call history on an account in their name, they need to be told of the options available to them.
If a customer calls in with a request for information on an account not in their name, the person should be advised that it is illegal for Aeneas to give out that information to them. If the person claims to have a problem with annoying or threatening calls or an emergency situation, they should be referred to their local police department or sheriff’s office.
Caller ID can identify the source of annoying or harassing calls and allow you to screen unwanted calls. You can also order Caller ID with Name and Number Delivery, which displays both the name and number of the caller.
Call Return allows you to call back the person that just called you. Just by dialing *69, you will be given the last incoming callers phone number.
Selective Call Rejection
With Selective Call Rejection, you can create a list of up to six telephone numbers you wish to block. Blocked callers will reach a prerecorded message telling them that the Selective Call Rejection feature has been activated, without your phone ever ringing.
Anonymous Call Rejection
Anonymous Call Rejection provides Caller ID subscribers with the ability to intercept blocked numbers. If the caller blocks their name and number delivery, the call is terminated and your phone does not ring.
Call Tracing gives you the best solution available for tracking down and ending annoying calls. Aeneas Internet & Telephone will release the trace information to law enforcement authorities.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REQUESTS
If a law enforcement agency contacts Aeneas for call data information; it is usually in the course of an investigation. Investigators know the law requires a subpoena or warrant whenever it is possible to get one and they shouldn’t be surprised that Aeneas requires a subpoena or warrant to access such information. Besides, the information is no good to them if ruled inadmissible for violating the Fourth Amendment.
On rare occasions law enforcement may ask for call information and claim that there is not time to get a warrant or subpoena due to some emergency. The law does recognize an exception to the warrant/subpoena requirement under such “exigent circumstances”. After consultation with our local District Attorney General, Aeneas has developed a policy balancing the legitimate need to comply with valid requests of law enforcement and the legitimate need to protect Aeneas in the event such an exigency is incorrectly claimed by law enforcement. If an employee receives such a request, they should immediately transfer the call to a manager.
PROCEDURE IF EMERGENCY IS CLAIMED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL
The officer will be asked to identify him/her and the phone number for the agency they work for.
The officer will be requested to fill out the attached “Statement of Exigent Circumstances” which will be available online or by fax.
The completed sheet will be returned to Aeneas before the information is given.
We will, under “exigent circumstances”, begin to gather the requested data while awaiting the return of the request form.
If the officer does not complete the form and return it, the Aeneas employee handling the request shall complete the attached “Notice of Failure to Claim Exigent Circumstances” and send it by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the requesting law enforcement agency.
Statement of Exigent Circumstances
Notice of Failure to Claim Exigent Circumstances
DEPOSITS AND ADVANCE PAYMENTS: All new service orders are subject to a credit check. Based on the results of the credit check, a $100 minimum deposit plus any install/set-up fees will be required in advance of service commencing. The deposit does not cover the first month of service. Installation costs and/or switching fees must also be paid in advance at the time of deposit payment, but are non-refundable.
At any time after six consecutive months of good payment, customers can request that their deposit be available for application toward service charges. (Six consecutive months of good payment must end on current date. Good payment history that has occurred more than six months from current date is not valid.) Customer must initiate request for deposit to be applied to service charges. Deposit remains in reserve on customer's account until customer's services with Aeneas end. If customer fails to initiate deposit application toward service charges on their account, customer has six months after end of service in which to request refund of held deposit. Deposits not requested within six months will be assessed an administrative charge equal to said deposit.
BILLING: Unless otherwise agreed in a customer contract with Aeneas, we will send an itemized statement to the email address you specify each month. For a small charge of $3.00/month (residential) or $5.00/month (business), we will prepare and snail-mail a paper copy of your statement to the address you specify via the US Postal Service. Payment is due by the due date posted on the bill.
HOW TO PAY YOUR BILL: Bills may be paid by check, online billpay, or bank draft/credit card.
By Mail: Be sure to put your account number on your check to assure proper credit and mail it to-
Aeneas Internet and Telephone
PO Box 277
Jackson, TN 38302-0277
Automatic Payment: Set up automatic bank draft or credit/debit card payment by calling our Billing Department Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm. You can also set up automatic debit/credit card payments on mybill.aeneas.com.
Electronic Payment: Pay online with a debit or credit card by logging in at mybill.aeneas.com
Please Note: There is a maximum limit of $1,500 per charge when paying with a credit/debit card. Please contact our billing department if your bill is higher than $1,500 to discuss alternate payment options.
LATE PAYMENTS: Payment is considered “past due” if received 30 days after the bill date on your statement and will be assessed a late payment charge of 6%, calculated monthly, on your total past due balance. Accounts 15 days “past due” may be suspended and rendered inoperable. Reestablishment of suspended accounts requires payment in full of the past due balance plus all assessed reconnect fees ($35.00 per telephone line and $20.00 per Internet connection). Accounts 30 days “past due” may be terminated.
RETURNED CHECKS/BANKDRAFTS: Aeneas imposes a $30.00 charge for returned checks/bank drafts and reserves the right to interrupt services should payment be returned. Returned checks will not be re-deposited. Payment for returned checks must be in certified funds (cash, credit/debit card, or money order).
COLLECTIONS: In the event it is necessary to utilize the services of a collection agency or an attorney to recover payment for services rendered or breach of contract, customer shall be liable for the reasonable cost of collection including, but not limited to,attorney fees and court costs. Aeneas reserves the right to refer a customer to a collections agency or an attorney at any time (No time limits apply).
RE-ESTABLISHING TERMINATED SERVICES: ALL customers must pay ANY BALANCE (including any assessed Termination Fees) and ADVANCE CHARGES/FEES with CERTIFIED funds (cash IS best, but CC/DC/MO is also accepted – NO checks or bank drafts. Customers will be set up as PREPAY customers and monthly charges must be paid with CERTIFIED funds – NO checks or bank drafts.
FINAL BILLS: Except for voice service covered by a tariff, service periods for billing are never less than one full month. You must notify Aeneas by email or US Postal Service of your desire to terminate an account. Remember, terminating a contract before it’s agreed end date may subject you to “termination charges” for tariffed services as well as non-tariffed services.
DISPUTED INVOICES: In the event Customer disputes any portion of a Aeneas invoice, Customer shall pay the undisputed portion of the invoice by the date due, and shall submit to Aeneas a written claim for the disputed amount, which shall set forth with specificity Customer?s grounds for such dispute. All disputes must be raised and claims submitted within ninety (90) days of receipt of the invoice for those Services or such claims shall be deemed waived and invoices shall be deemed correct. In the event that the dispute is resolved against Customer, Customer shall pay such amount plus interest. If the Parties are unable to resolve any dispute in a timely brought by Customer hereunder, either Party may pursue any legal or equitable remedy available to it.
ADDITIONAL INTERNET BILLING POLICIES: Accounts may be upgraded to the next level of usage at no charge. If on an Aeneas Prepay account, all changes must be requested before the last day of the current billing cycle and will take effect on the first of the next billing cycle.
Any Internet-based services will not be prorated if such services are cancelled before the end of a billing cycle.
Aeneas is not responsible for any toll charges when a customer uses 1 + number to access our Internet service. Please check to make sure the number you’re dialing is local for your area.
VOICE PRE-PAYMENT TERMS: An installation fee & 1st month service fees must be paid prior to activation.
Pre-pay is offered only on "Aeneas Standard", "Aeneas Premium", "Aeneas Total Communications Pak," "Aeneas Total Communications with Unlimited Nationwide LD," and only in 30 day increments.
Subsequent month service charges must be paid in full prior to the beginning of each month of service. If payment is not made in full, service will be immediately disconnected. No collection calls or letters will be issued. Service re-activation will require a new $46 installation fee. Upon 6 months of on-time payment, customer can request to be considered for traditional billing.
We do not issue refunds on prepay accounts.
Payment methods are cash or debit/credit card. Credit/debit card payments can be made either online or by automatic payment or by phone by calling our Billing Department Monday-Friday from 8am to 6pm.
Customers must sign a "pre-pay" LOA clearly outlining terms and conditions.
INTERNET PRE-PAYMENT TERMS: Internet pre-pay is offered only under Standard and Premium service levels, and on Aeneas dial-up.
Service re-activation will require a new $20 installation fee. Upon 6 months of on-time payment, customer can request to be considered for traditional billing. All other terms and conditions are as stated in Voice Pre-Payment terms above.
OPTION TO BUY EQUIPMENT: Within 30 days of making the final Lease Payment under this agreement, customer may notify Aeneas of their desire to purchase the equipment that is the subject of this Lease Agreement for the sum of $99.95.
Within 30 days of making the final Lease Payment under this agreement, customer may also enter a subsequent Lease Agreement with Aeneas.
If Aeneas receives no such notification within 30 days of termination of this Lease Agreement, this Lease renews for another term.
QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR BILL
If you have questions about your bill, please contact us today!
If you are not satisfied after receiving an explanation, ask to speak with a manager. Aeneas will investigate and notify you with the results.
If you have low income, you may be eligible for Lifeline Assistance, a Broadband and telephone savings program that reduces the cost of services. Aeneas participates in the Lifeline program as an “Eligible Telecommunications Carrier.”
Lifeline helps pay the monthly bill for broadband or basic telephone service with a credit of $9.25/month for Broadband or $5.25/month for telephone. The discount is available for only one telephone connection per household or one Broadband connection per home. Lifeline does not apply to taxes, surcharges, and mileage charges.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR A LIFELINE CREDIT?
To get these telephone savings programs, you must receive one of these government benefits:
Or meet the income based standard:
Customers are eligible for Lifeline if their household income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
HOW DO YOU SIGN UP FOR THE CREDIT?
You can apply yourself at the USAC's National Verifier website to determine your eligibility or you can call our office for assistance. 731-554-9200 option 3
Your Lifeline benefits will take effect when proof of eligibility is received. Please contact us for more information about Lifeline or mention Lifeline at sign-up.
Being a Lifeline customer does not protect you from being disconnected if you fail to pay your bill.
Lifeline discounts cannot be applied to an outstanding balance owed to your communications company.
This program will not assist on broadband equipment, long distance charges or special features such as Caller ID or Call Waiting.
Lifeline can only be used for the primary telephone line or Broadband connection in a household. One wireless OR wireline telephone per household. You may purchase additional services available to a non-Lifeline customer. You must establish Broadband or phone service prior to applying for the Lifeline discount. The name on the Aeneas bill must match the name of the household member participating on the eligible program.