Terms of Use

SUBSCRIPTIONS

Newport Wireless Mesh is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Subscription fees cover the cost of bandwidth and some equipment costs. No one at Newport Wireless Mesh gets paid, and all money we receive supports the mesh.

You can cancel your monthly subscription to the mesh by contacting Newport Wireless Mesh. See “Contact Us”.

If you are unable to meet your monthly commitment, internet access will be discontinued one week after the due date and remain off until you are able to do so. This is so that Newport Wireless Mesh  can provide  sufficient bandwidth to ensure a good user experience for all subscribers.

USE OF EQUIPMENT

We require a refundable deposit for use of our router and its antenna, adapter and power cord. You will receive the deposit back  when you return these items to us. If we don’t get the router, it’s antenna, adapter and power cord back, we will keep the deposit.

Newport Wireless Mesh may provide other equipment to subscribers free of charge. This equipment will remain the property of the subscriber, unless the subscriber chooses to return it so others can use it.

Newport Wireless Mesh is not responsible for any harm, damage or injury to people or property resulting from using our equipment in a manner not intended by us or by tampering with the equipment.

SUBSCRIBER RESPONSIBILITY WHEN USING THE MESH

The mesh is a shared resource. Activities that use a lot of bandwidth, such as downloading very large files, will cause service for all users to slow. If you anticipate needing to download large files or require low latency for your internet use, the mesh is not for you. Newport Wireless Mesh monitors subscriber bandwidth usage.

Subscribers should not use the mesh to conduct illegal activities. Doing so is a violation of these Terms of Use. Illegally downloading of copyrighted materials can be traced back to Newport Wireless Mesh. If we receive notification of such activity we will make an effort to determine the source and if able to do so will terminate service to that subscriber. Repeated notifications will result in discontinuing internet access to the source. Newport Wireless Mesh will give subscribers one week notice before taking such action.

SECURITY KEYS

Subscribers may share their security key to access their home network with others, but should understand that this is a security risk to the privacy of their own data on the mesh. Security keys should only be shared with trusted individuals. Subscribers should keep in mind that sharing of their network with other households may result in excessive bandwidth usage and slowing of the subscriber’s service.

Subscribers can get a new security key by contacting us. Subscribers can not change their own security key.

USE OF OUR WEBSITE, WRITTEN OR VERBAL INSTRUCTION

Newport Wireless Mesh offers information on our website and in written form and verbally in classes and individual instruction as a service to subscribers. Newport Wireless Mesh also offers links to other websites on our website. Subscribers use this information or access these links at their own discretion. Newport Wireless Mesh is not responsible for any harm, damage or injury to people or property resulting from use of information provided by us or by accessing links on our website.

ACTIONS OF THIRD PARTIES

Newport Wireless Mesh is not responsible for any harm, damage or injury to people or property to any subscriber resulting from the actions of other subscribers using the mesh or from individuals accessing the mesh without our knowledge.