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(a) As used in this chapter all words and terms shall have the same meaning as those defined in Chapters 805 and 806 of the Loudoun County Code.
(b) As used in this chapter:
(1) “Cable service” means:
A. The one-way transmission to subscribers of (i) video programming, or (ii) other programming service; and
B. Subscriber interaction, if any, which is required for selection of such video programming or other programming service.
(2) “Oven Video System” or “OVS” shall have the same meaning as Open Video System as deemed in Section 58.1-602 of the Code of Virginia.
(3) “Franchise” shall mean a non-exclusive authorization granted pursuant to this chapter to construct, operate, and maintain an OVS along the public rights-of-way to provide cable service within all or a specified area of the County. Any such authorization, in whatever form granted, shall not mean or include any general license or permit required for the privilege of transacting and carrying on a business within the County as required by the ordinances and laws of the County, or for attaching devices to poles or other structures, whether owned by the County or a private entity, or for excavating or performing other work in or along public rights- of-way.
(4) “Grantee” shall mean a natural person, partnership, domestic or foreign corporation, association, joint venture, or organization of any kind that has been granted a franchise by the County.
(Ord. 2-21. Passed 6-17-02.)