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238.241 Conditions for access by alternative provider.

Subdivision 1. Channel capacity. Cable systems granted access to a multiple dwelling complex under section 238.25 shall provide equipment with sufficient channel capacity to be used by alternative providers of television programming or cable communications services.

Subd. 2. Technical plan approval. The cable communications system shall determine the technical plan best suited for providing the necessary channel capacity sufficient to allow access to other providers. The plan must be submitted to the property owner for approval. The owner's approval may not be unreasonably withheld. No additional compensation for evaluation of the plan may be paid or given to the property owner over and above that permitted under section 238.24, subdivision 8.

Subd. 3. Duplicate connections. The cable communications system is not required to provide equipment for connecting more than one television receiver in one dwelling unit within the multiple dwelling complex. However, the system may provide duplicate connections at its discretion.

HIST: 1985 c 285 s 34; 2004 c 261 art 7 s 28