A municipality or county may not grant a new franchise for the provision of cable or video service within its jurisdiction. This definition does not include any video programming provided by a commercial mobile service provider as defined in 47 U. That the applicant is fully qualified under the provisions of this chapter to file an application and affidavit for a certificate of franchise authority. That the applicant has filed or will timely file with the Federal Communications Commission all forms required by that agency in advance of offering cable or video service in this state.
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Additional definitions can be found in the actual statute. A local franchise agreement that was awarded under G. A person who intends to provide a cable service over a cable system in an area must file a notice of franchise with the NC Secretary of State before providing service. The Notice of Franchise must include all of the following:.
Video Services/Cable TV
Prior to , all cable companies, and other companies interested in offering cable services to consumers, were required to negotiate separate agreements with each city before they could lay cable in the ground or place cable along utility poles. In some states these agreements were valid for up to 15 years. In order to establish these agreements, the company needed to enter into negotiations with as many as 2, or more cities per state. In order to streamline the video franchise process, the Texas Legislature in approved a cable and video franchise law that permits state issued agreements.
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