For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings given herein. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the plural number include the singular number, and words in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is mandatory.
BASIC SERVICE: The distribution of television and other signals by the company to all subscribers for a single monthly fee, not including services such as home box office, or any other channels or services which are or will be provided at additional cost to the subscriber.
CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE: A system of antennas, cables, amplifiers, towers, microwave links, waveguides, laser beams, satellites, earth stations or any other conductors for the purpose of producing, receiving, amplifying, storing, processing or distributing audio, video, digital or other forms of electronic or electrical signals.
CITY: The city of Whitefish, a municipal corporation located in Flathead County, state of Montana, and all territory within its present or future geographic boundaries.
COMPANY: Group W Cable, Inc., dba Teleprompter Corp., the grantee of the rights under this chapter, its successors and assigns.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION OR FCC: That federal agency established by the communications act of 1934, or any successor agency as established by congress.
GROSS SUBSCRIBER REVENUES: Total revenue from basic service, and total revenues from HBO, Showtime, and/or any other channels or services which are or will be provided at additional cost to the subscriber. Gross subscriber revenues shall not include revenue derived from any taxes on services furnished by the company, imposed directly on any subscriber by any city, state or other governmental unit and collected by the company for such governmental unit.
STREET: The surface or the space above or below any public street, sidewalk, alley, easement, dedicated public way or other public way of any type whatsoever, now or hereafter existing as such within the jurisdiction of the city.
SUBSCRIBER: Any person, firm, corporation or other entity receiving a service by means of the company's cable television system. (Ord. A-408, 5-2-1982)