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. 1497, passed 2-22-06)