No cable system shall be allowed to occupy or use the streets of the city for cable system installation and maintenance purposes, or be allowed to operate, without a franchise granted pursuant to this chapter.
   The city shall not authorize or permit any person to enter into the city’s streets for the purpose of constructing or operating a cable system or providing cable service to any part of the franchise area on terms or conditions more favorable or less burdensome to such person than those applied to other grantees operating pursuant to this chapter, in order that one operator not be granted an unfair competitive advantage over another, and to provide all parties equal protection under the law.
(Ord. 1846, passed 12-7-98)