§ 118.37  TECHNICAL STANDARDS.
   (A)   Any cable system constructed within the city must meet or exceed technical standards consistent with this chapter, the franchise agreement, and the franchisee’s application.  The system must be capable of delivering all National Television Systems Committee (NTSC) color and monochrome standards signals and designed to provide picture quality of TASO grade 2 or better and superior reliability.  All television signals transmitted on a cable system must include any closed captioning information for the hearing impaired.  Antennas, supporting structures, and outside plant used in the system must be designed to comply with the recommendations of the Electronics Industries Association on tower structures and outside plant.
   (B)   All construction, installation and maintenance must comply with the National Electrical Safety Code, the National Electric Code, the standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, all state and local regulations, and good and accepted industry practices.  Close coordination with public and private utilities or any other cable operator in the area, and the use of accepted practices and procedures, is retired to avoid damage or adverse impact on existing or planned facilities.
   (C)   At the stages of any construction specified in the franchise agreement, the franchisee must perform at its expense proof of performance tests designed to demonstrate compliance with the retirements of this chapter, the franchise agreement, and FCC requirements.  The franchisee must provide the proof of performance test results promptly to the city.
   (D)   The city may require periodic proof of performance tests to be performed at the expense of the franchisee.  The franchisee must provide the test results promptly to the city.
   (E)   The franchisee must advise the city when a proof of performance test is scheduled so that the city may have an observer present.
   (F)   A franchisee must not design, install or operate its facilities in a manner that will interfere with the signals of any broadcast station, the electrical system located in any building, the cable system of another franchisee, or individual or master antennas used for receiving television or other broadcast signals.
(Ord. 89-15, passed 5-8-89)