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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definition shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
BASIC SERVICE TIER OF CABLE TELEVISION SERVICES. A separately available service tier to which subscription is required for access to any other tier of service, including as a minimum, but not limited to, all signals of domestic television broadcast stations provided to any subscriber, (except a signal secondarily transmitted by satellite carrier beyond the local service area of such station, regardless of how such signal is ultimately received by the cable system) any public, educational, and governmental programming required by the franchise to be carried on the basic tier, and any additional video programming signals or service added to the basic tier by the cable operator. Equipment necessary to provide the basic tier of service shall be defined as those items of associated equipment necessary for the reception of basic cable service by a subscriber, including, but not limited to converter boxes, remote control units, additional outlets, and installation.
(`81 Code, § 120.02) (Ord. 93-2128, passed 11-15-93)