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The DC Code: § 34-1254.05 Minimum contents of franchise agreement.

Index34 Public Utilities. (Refs & Annos)
a
The proposed franchise agreement shall contain the following provisions:
1
The applicant shall construct, operate, and maintain a state-of-the-art cable system.
2
The capacity of the cable system shall be at least 750 MHz, with both downstream and upstream capacity.
3
The cable system shall be capable of providing Internet access services.
4
The applicant shall pay a franchise fee of at least 5% of gross revenues.
5
The applicant shall contribute at least 1% of gross revenues to the operations of the Public Access Corporation;
6
The applicant shall provide at least 8 PEG channels on the analog portion of the cable system and at least 10 PEG channels on the digital portion of the cable system.
7
The applicant shall provide at least 1% of gross revenues each year as continuing capital support for the public, educational, and government access channels.
8
The applicant shall enter into an agreement regarding contracting with, and procuring from, local, small, and disadvantaged business enterprises.
9
The applicant shall enter into a First Source agreement.
10
The applicant shall provide significant financial resources or capacity or equipment to an institutional network.
11
The construction schedule required by § 34-1257.03.
b
The term of a franchise agreement shall not exceed 15 years in the case of an initial franchise and shall not exceed 10 years in the case of a renewed franchise.
c
The proposed franchise agreement shall include procedures for amending the franchise agreement, including the District's right to amend the franchise agreement in order to take advantage of advancements in technology.
d
The proposed franchise agreement shall also cover matters regarding system construction, operation, and maintenance; indemnity, insurance and bonding requirements; reports and records; default and remedies; notices; and all terms and conditions related to the provision of cable service the Office deems necessary or appropriate.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For Law 14-193, see notes following § 34-1251.01. DC CODE § 34-1254.05 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Aug. 21, 1982, D.C. Law 4-142, § 405, as added Oct. 9, 2002, D.C. Law 14-193, § 2(b), 49 DCR 7334.)