(A)   The grantee of any franchise issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall, subject to conditions and restrictions set out in this chapter, be authorized to construct, or have constructed, operate and maintain a CATV system and to engage in the business of providing a CATV service in the town, and for that purpose to erect, install, construct, repair, replace, reconstruct, maintain and retain in, over, on, under, upon, across and along any public street, the poles, wires, cables, conductors, ducts, conduits, vaults, manholes, amplifiers, appliances, attachments and other property as may be necessary and appurtenant to the CATV system; and in addition, to use, operate and provide similar facilities or properties lawfully granted or leased from other persons, including, but not limited to, any public utility or other grantee franchised or permitted to do business in the town. It shall be unlawful for any telephone, telegraph or power company, or any other public utility company or person operating in the town to lease or otherwise make available to any other person any poles, lines, facilities, equipment or other property for use in connection with the operation of a CATV system or service unless the other person holds a currently valid franchise granted pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
   (B)   The Board of Aldermen of the town shall approve the initial rates that the grantee charges subscribers for installation of equipment and regular subscriber services. No increases in rates charged to subscribers shall be made except as authorized by the Board of Aldermen of the town by resolution after publication of notice of hearing and the holding of a public hearing on the proposed rate increases. (Now regulated by FCC.)
   (C)   The grantee shall not engage in the sale, service, repair, rental or leasing of television receivers, radio receivers, parts or accessories and shall not require or attempt to influence its subscribers to deal with any particular person in regard thereto,
   (D)   Construction and maintenance of the CATV system, including house connections, shall be in accordance with the provisions of the National Electrical Safety Code at the American Insurance Association and shall be in accordance with all applicable ordinances and regulations of the town.
   (E)   The grantee shall so operate its system that there will be no interference with television or radio reception through individually owned receiving antennas.
   (F)   The grantee shall furnish reasonable, adequate and efficient community antenna reception service to the subscribers connected to its system and keep its system in a reasonable state of repair and in working order. These requirements may be temporarily suspended by disaster or emergency conditions or other circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the grantee.
(Prior Code, § O-I-6)