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The intent of this Corporation is to support the rapid advancement of end-end network systems employing Broadband technologies in a manner that promotes a competitive marketplace.
The Corporation’s activities will include: promoting global development of Broadband systems technology; identifying global Broadband applications and corresponding services; providing global educational services; promoting worldwide compatibility and interoperability; encouraging input to appropriate national and international standards bodies; and identifying, selecting, augmenting as appropriate, developing, and publishing Broadband centric equipment specifications mostly drawn from appropriate national and international standards.
The Corporation and its Members are individually and collectively committed to open competition in the development of products, technology and services, and the Members are not restricted in any way from designing, developing, marketing and/or procuring hardware, software, systems, technology, or services.
Implementation or use of Broadband standards, recommendations and the Corporation specifications will be voluntary, and no Member shall agree or be obliged to implement them by virtue of participation in the Corporation.
The Corporation Directors and Members acknowledge that the purposes and objects of the Corporation prohibit discussion about sales levels, methods, or channels of distribution, markets, customers, prices or profitability or any other topic which would restrict use of Broadband or any other hardware, software, technology, or services.1.4 Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, nothing contained in these Bylaws shall authorize the Corporation directly or indirectly to engage in any act or thing incidental to or connected with the purposes set forth in Article 1 hereof or advancement thereof which would cause the Corporation to be disqualified as a business league within the meaning of Section 501(c)(6) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.