For the purpose of this Chapter, the words and phrases shall have the following meanings:
   CABLE ACT.  The Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984, as amended, 47 U.S.C. §§ 521 et seq., and as that act may be amended from time to time after the effective date of this ordinance.
   CABLE SERVICE.  Any service that is a CABLE SERVICE as that term is defined in the Cable Act.
   CABLE SYSTEM.  Any facility or system that is a CABLE SYSTEM as that term is defined in the Cable Act. In addition, an open video system, as defined in 47 U.S.C. § 573, is also a CABLE SYSTEM within the meaning of this chapter to the maximum extent permitted by law.
   FRANCHISE AGREEMENT.  The nonexclusive agreement between the City and a franchisee containing terms and conditions under which the system shall be operated. The FRANCHISE AGREEMENT may contain the terms allowed by law and must contain those clauses required by law.
   FRANCHISEE.  Any person or entity granted a franchise pursuant to this Chapter and its lawful and approved successor, transferee or assignee.
   GROSS REVENUES.  All revenues derived from the operation of a cable system to provide cable services, determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. This definition shall be construed as broadly as permitted by the Cable Act or any other applicable law.
   SUBSCRIBER. Any person who lawfully receives a service provided by a franchisee’s cable system, and does not further distribute the service(s).
   SUBSCRIBER SERVICE DROP.  Each extension wiring from the franchisee’s distribution lines to a subscriber’s building.
   TELECOMMUNICATIONS ADVISORY COMMISSION. The research, review and recommendation agency established by this Chapter and is also referred to as the “Commission.”
(Ord. 2428, passed 2-18-1974; Ord. 2899, passed 3-21-1984; Ord. 3486, passed 1-28-2002)
Statutory reference:
   Cable communications; purposes, see 47 U.S.C. §§ 521 et seq.
   Establishment of open video systems, see 47 U.S.C. § 573