(A)   Every licensee under this article shall maintain and operate the system and render efficient service in accordance with the rules and regulations as are or may be set forth by the Council, or agency of the United States government having jurisdiction over such wired or cabled television and radio systems and services; provided, however, the licensee shall operate the system so that there will be no interference with television reception, radio reception now in use by the city or any persons in the city.
   (B)   Every licensee shall carry all signals of every television station where the community antenna television system tower or towers and antenna equipment are located within the Federal Communication Commission approved predicted Grade B contour line of that television station. The television signals at no time shall be altered, interrupted or blacked out in any way by the licensee.
   (C)   The community antenna television system shall at all times:
      (1)   Use all band equipment capable of passing the entire VHF television and FM radio spectrum;
      (2)   Use equipment that passes standard color television signals without perceptive degradation and no noticeable effect on color fidelity and intelligence;
      (3)   Provide a minimum level of 1,000 microvolts at the input terminals of not to exceed two television receivers on the line; additional sets will warrant additional line services and changes;
      (4)   Provide that the system and all equipment be designed and rated for 24-hour per day continuous operation;
      (5)   Provide a signal-to-noise ratio of not less than 42 decibels;
      (6)   Provide a television signal with a hum modulation less than 3%;
      (7)   Use components having voltage standing wave ratio of 1.4 or less;
      (8)   Provide an inter-modulation distortion not to exceed minus 52 decibels; and
      (9)   Provide that the plot of gain versus frequency across any six megacycle channel is to be flat plus or minus one decibel.
   (D)   A licensee shall immediately install for the operation of the system in the city a minimum 12 channel system capable of transporting and relaying all 12 channels and will provide an initial service of at least six channels of video or audio service, to include any channel received locally by antenna; the state ETY channel; output of FM radio stations furnishing background music on at least one channel; and, the licensee further will be obligated to improve the variety of service as the availability of signals make it practical.
   (E)   The licensee shall install, upon request of the city, one cable television outlet in each municipal building, fire station, public library and public schools within the city. Installation and service for each such outlet will be free; except that, any underground construction required will be charged at the cost of time and materials. Installation of additional outlets within each such building will be provided at the cost of time and materials. There shall be no monthly subscription fee charged for any outlets in such buildings, regardless of the number involved.
   (F)   Every program which a licensee carried from any television station shall be carried in its entirety and without change.
   (G)   Service shall be provided hereunder in areas added or annexed, from time to time, to the city, within a reasonable time.
   (H)   Every licensee shall provide and keep accurately calibrated test equipment on hand in the city at all times for the testing of all service and operational standards outlined in this chapter, and shall conduct these tests requested by the city under the supervision of a city representative in order to establish the level of performance of the system.
   (I)   Every licensee shall provide a local service channel providing local weather information and time information. The company will provide at no cost to the city with ability, including necessary equipment, programming and training, to have emergency audio override on all channels at once. The city will provide periodic testing and reporting as required by the company.
   (J)   Every licensee shall provide, without charge to the city, unless prohibited by law, regulation or licensee contract, commitments, the use of adequate unused frequencies on the cable system for the purpose of police work, fire department, civil defense, public emergency or disaster warning systems; provided that, any necessary equipment or installation or maintenance expense for such use, other than furnishing the existing cable, shall not be that of the licensee. The city, through its authorized agents, shall give written notice to the licensee of the type of use the city desires to make of the cable, and of the person or persons authorized to make such use, or to issue warnings, whereupon the licensee shall cooperate with the city to accomplish the ends desired by the city for the public good.
   (K)   Whenever it is necessary to shut off or interrupt service for the purpose of making repairs, adjustments or installations, a licensee shall do so at such time as shall cause the least amount of inconvenience to its customers, and unless such interruption is unforeseen and immediately necessary, it shall give reasonable notice thereof to its customers.
(2005 Code, § 13-301)