§ 2.150. Franchises for the provision of telecommunications service


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  • 1. The City Council shall not:

    (a) Impose any terms or conditions on a franchise for the provision of telecommunications service or interactive computer service other than terms or conditions concerning the placement and location of the telephone or telegraph lines and fees imposed for a business license or the franchise, right or privilege to construct, install or operate such lines.

    (b) Require a company that provides telecommunications service or interactive computer service to obtain a franchise if it provides telecommunications service over the telephone or telegraph lines owned by another company.

    (c) Require a person who holds a franchise for the provision of telecommunications service or interactive computer service to place its facilities in ducts or conduits or on poles owned or leased by the City.

    2. As used in this section:

    (a) "Interactive computer service" has the meaning ascribed to it in 47 U.S.C. § 230(e)(2), as that section existed on July 16, 1997.

    (b) "Telecommunications service" has the meaning ascribed to it in 47 U.S.C. § 153(46), as that section existed on July 16, 1997.

(Added—Ch. 565, Stats. 1997 p. 2761)