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(A) A cable operator shall submit its schedule of rate for the basic service tier and associated equipment or a proposed increase in such, rated in accordance with the Act and the FCC rules. The cable operator shall include as part of its submission information as is necessary to show that its schedule of rates or its proposed increase in rates complies with the Act and the FCC rules. The cable operator shall file ten copies of the schedule or proposed increase with the City Clerk/Treasurer. For purposes of this chapter, the filing of the cable operator shall be deemed to have been made when at least ten copies have been received by the City Clerk/Treasurer. The City Council may by resolution or otherwise, adopt rules and regulations as allowed by law prescribing the information, data and calculations which must be included as part of the cable operator’s filing of the schedule of rates or a proposed increase.
(B) In addition to information and data required by rules and regulations of the city pursuant to division (A) above, a cable operator shall provide all information requested by the City Manager that is related and helpful in connection with the city’s review and regulation of existing rates for the basic service tier and associated equipment or a proposed increase in these rates. The City Manager may establish reasonable deadlines for submission of the requested information and the cable operator shall comply with the deadlines.
(C) A cable operator has the burden of proving that its schedule of rates for basic service tier and associated equipment or a proposed increase in the rates complies with the Act and the FCC rules including, without limitation, 47 U.S.C. § 543 and 47 C.F.R. § § 76.922 and 76.923.
(Ord. 143, passed 9-20-1993)