§ 92-7.  Construction and Installation
A.
Procedure. Within 30 days after the acceptance of the franchise, a grantee shall proceed 
with due diligence to obtain all necessary permits and authorizations which are required 
for construction and installation of the CATV system and the conduct of the grantee's 
business, including, but not limited to, any utility joint use attachment agreements, 
microwave carrier licenses and any other permits, licenses and authorizations to be 
granted by a duly constituted regulatory agency (including registration with the 
FCC) having jurisdiction over the construction, installation and operation of a CATV 
system or its associated microwave transmission facilities.  
B.
No discrimination. In planning and undertaking construction of the cable system, the 
grantee shall treat all areas and neighborhoods of the franchise area equally except to the 
extent that any physical or geographical circumstances may delay or negate construction 
in particular areas. (All requirements for construction and line extension shall be 
governed by the density requirements contained in this section.)  
C.
Density requirements. The grantee agrees to extend the cable system and to provide cable
service, upon request of the resident, to all occupied dwelling units in the franchise area; 
provided, however, that the grantee shall not be required to extend its system or provide 
service to any dwelling unit where there are not on the average at least 20 occupied 
dwelling units per street mile of cable, or fraction thereof, measured from the dwelling 
unit to the point on the cable system from which the necessary extension must be made in
order to provide service to the dwelling unit in question. The 20 homes per mile shall be 
measured by the cable mile and not by the linear mile, i.e., for each mile of cable 
necessary to provide service to the area, there must be an average of 20 homes per 
mile. In addition, the grantee shall not be required to provide cable service to any 
dwelling unit where the drop line is 300 feet or more from the nearest feeder line from 
which the dwelling unit can be served. However, a customer who is willing to properly 
construct or pay for such construction of a line beyond the three-hundred-foot mark to 
serve his business or residence shall be connected to an existing feeder line.  
(1)
The "drop line" is the wire or cable used to connect the individual dwelling unit 
to the feeder lines of the cable system located in the right-of-way.  
(2)
For purposes of this section, "dwelling unit" shall mean occupied units of 
residential housing designed for single-family occupancy, including but not 
limited to apartments, condominiums, townhouses and single-family houses in 
an area not currently served by CATV services. Nothing contained in this 
section shall require or prohibit the duplication or overbuilding of CATV 
services in an area.    
D.
Safety requirements. The grantee shall at all times employ ordinary care and shall install, 
maintain and use commonly accepted methods and devices for preventing failures and 
accidents which are likely to cause damage, injuries or nuisances to the public. All 
structures and all lines, equipment and connections in, over, under and upon the streets, 
sidewalks, alleys and public ways or places of the County, wherever situated or located, 
shall at all times be kept and maintained in a safe, suitable condition and in good order 
and repair. The grantee shall relocate at any time, at no cost to the County, any 
component of its system which interferes with a new installation or a modification of an 
old installation maintained or installed by the County.