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(A) Franchise non-exclusive. Any franchise granted under this chapter by the city shall not be exclusive, and the city reserves the right to grant a similar franchise to any person at any time.
(B) Privileges must be specified. No privilege of exemption shall be inferred from the granting of any franchise, unless it is specifically prescribed.
(C) Authority granted. Any franchise granted under this chapter shall give to the grantee the right and privilege to construct, erect, operate, modify and maintain in, upon, above, over and under streets, as defined in § 114.001 of this chapter, which have been or may be dedicated and open to public use in the city, towers, antennas, poles, cables, electronic equipment and other network appurtenances necessary for the operation of a cable system in the city, subject to the requirements of this chapter.
(D) Other regulatory agency’s rules and regulations. The grantee shall at all times during the life of any franchise granted under this chapter be subject to all lawful exercise of the police power by the grantor and other duly authorized regulatory state and federal bodies and shall comply with any and all ordinances which the grantor has adopted or shall adopt applying to the public generally and to other grantees.
(E) Pole use agreements required. Any franchise granted under this chapter shall not relieve the grantee of any obligation involved in obtaining pole or conduit use agreements from the gas, electric and the telephone companies or others maintaining poles or conduits in the streets of the city.
(F) Revisions. Any franchise granted under this chapter is made subject to any revisions of this chapter and the general ordinances of the grantor; provided that, such revisions do not materially alter or impair the obligations of the grantee set forth in any franchise agreement and are mutually agreed to by the grantor and grantee.
(2013 Code, § 8-2.3) (Ord. 14586, passed 4-13-1998)