Goto Section: 76.1500 | 76.1502 | Table of Contents
Revised as of
Goto Year:1996 |
Sec. 76.1501 Qualifications to be an open video system operator.
Any person may obtain a certification to operate an open video
system pursuant to Section 653(a)(1) of the Communications Act, 47
U.S.C. 573(a)(1), except that an operator of a cable system, regardless
of any other service that the cable operator may provide, may not obtain
such a certification within its cable service area unless it is subject
to ``effective competition,'' as defined in Section 623(l)(1) of the
Communications Act, 47 U.S.C. 543(l)(1). A cable operator that is not
subject to effective competition within its cable service area may file
a petition with the Commission, seeking a finding that particular
circumstances exist that make it consistent with the public interest,
convenience, and necessity to allow the operator to convert its cable
system to an open video system. Nothing herein shall be construed to
affect the terms of any franchising agreement or other contractual
Note: Sec. 76.1501: An example of a circumstance in which the public
interest, convenience and necessity would be served by permitting a
cable operator not subject to effective competition to become an open
video system operator within its cable service area is where the entry
of a facilities-based competitor into its cable service area would
likely be infeasible.
Goto Section: 76.1500 | 76.1502
Goto Year: 1996 |
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