The term of a franchise and all rights, privileges, obligations and restrictions pertaining thereto shall be determined by the grantor from the effective date of such franchise or the effective date of any transfer or assignment thereof in accordance with § 114.099 of this chapter. The term of agreement will be specified in the franchise agreement. Such term shall not exceed ten years. The grantor shall award a non-exclusive franchise to construct, erect, operate and maintain in, upon, along, across, above, over and under the streets, alleys, public ways and public places laid out or dedicated and all extensions thereof and additions thereto in the city poles, wires, cables, underground conduits, manholes and other conductors and fixtures necessary for the operation and maintenance in the city of a cable system, and to furnish and to sell service from such cable system to the inhabitants of the city pursuant to the terms of this chapter.
(2013 Code, § 8-2.2)  (Ord. 14586, passed 4-13-1998)