§ 28. Service Policies  


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  • The grantee shall adhere to the following service policies.

    (a) System Expansion—Isolated Subscribers:

    (1) The grantee shall extend cable television services to any isolated residence at the standard rate then in effect if:

    (A) The resident makes written request for the service extension; and

    (B) The service connection to the isolated residence would require no more than a standard one hundred twenty (120) foot aerial drop line from existing distribution cable to the residence.

    (2) The grantee shall extend cable television services to any isolated residence requiring more than a standard one hundred twenty (120) foot aerial drop line from the existing distribution cable to the residence at a premium installation rate if such service has been requested by the resident. The premium installation rate charged shall be the actual cost for the distance exceeding one hundred and twenty (120) feet of aerial drop line. The grantee may require advance payment for such installation.

    (b) System Expansion—New or Existing Developments, Overhead Cable Construction:

    (1) The grantee shall extend cable television services to any existing development or group of residences at the standard rate if:

    (A) The existing development or group of residences to be served has a density of at least sixty (60) occupied residences per strand mile of contiguous trunk line cable installed from existing plant; and

    (B) Sixty-six (66) per cent of the occupied residences within the development or group of residences within the development or group of residences to be served have in writing requested service and have agreed to subscribe for a period of at least six (6) months.

    (2) Any development or group of residences not meeting the above requirements may be served at the grantee's discretion at an additional charge.

    (c) System Expansion—New or Existing, Underground Developments. The grantee may, at its option and upon agreement of the developer, extend energized or unenergized cable, or conduit, to all new residential developments as they are constructed. Costs of trenching, conduit, pedestals and/or vaults and laterals as well as easements therefor required to bring service to the development shall be borne by the developer and/or landowner. All installations and construction by developer and/or landowner shall be to the specifications of the grantee. The grantee need not provide cable television services to such a development until sixty-six (66) per cent of the sixty (60) occupied residences per strand mile have agreed in writing to subscribe to receive cable service for a period of not less than six (6) months.