Cable System

A facility, consisting of a set of closed transmission paths and associated signal generation, reception, and control equipment that is designed to provide cable service which includes video programming and which is provided to multiple subscribers within a community, but such term does not include:
(A) a facility that serves only to retransmit the television signals of 1 or more television broadcast stations;
(B) a facility that serves subscribers without using any public right-of-way;
(C) a facility of a common carrier which is subject, except that such facility shall be considered a cable system (other than for purposes of 47 U.S.C. § 541(c)) to the extent such facility is used in the transmission of video programming directly to subscribers, unless the extent of such use is solely to provide interactive on-demand services;
(D) an open video system that complies with section 573 of this title; or
(E) any facilities of any electric utility used solely for operating its electric utility system.

See 47 U.S.C. § 522(7).

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