Every grantee shall make available to any subscriber upon request a “lockout” device for blocking both video and audio portions of any channel(s) of programming entering the subscriber’s premises. Such device shall be provided at a reasonable charge, except to the extent that federal law specifically provides otherwise. The grantee may, however, require a reasonable security deposit for the use of such a device. This section shall not apply to channels that are on the basic or expanded basic tier of programming unless the subscriber receives service via a programmable terminal device, such as a converter.
(Ord. passed 12-19-2005)