For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   AFFILIATE. A person who controls, is controlled by or is under common control with a provider.
   CERTIFICATED TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROVIDER. Any entity that has been granted a certificate from the State Public Utility Commission under Tex. Utilities Code Ch. 54 authorizing that entity to provide local exchange telephone service.
   CITY. The City of Texas City, Texas. As used throughout, the term CITY also includes the designated agent of the city.
   CITY ENGINEER. The City Engineer of the city or the City Engineer’s designee.
   DIRECTION OF THE CITY. All ordinances, laws, rules, resolutions and regulations of the city that are not inconsistent with this subchapter and that are now in force or may hereafter be passed and adopted.
   FACILITIES. Any and all of the wires, cables, fibers, duct spaces, manholes, poles, conduits, underground and overhead passageways, and other equipment, structures, plant and appurtenances, and all associated physical equipment placed in, on or under the public rights-of-way.
   PERSON. A natural person (an individual), corporation, company, association, partnership, firm, limited-liability company, joint venture, joint stock company or association and other such entity.
   PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY. The area on, below or above a public roadway, highway, street, public sidewalk, alley, waterway or utility easement in which the municipality has an interest. The term does not include the airwaves above a PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY with regard to wireless telecommunications.
(1998 Code, § 106-173) (Ord. 99-51, passed 8-18-1999)