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SECTION 213
Application of article
Public Service (PBS) CHAPTER 48, ARTICLE 11
§ 213. Application of article. 1. Except as provided in subdivision
two of this section, the provisions of this article shall apply to every
cable television system and every cable television company including a
cable television company which constructs, operates and maintains a
cable television system in whole or in part through the facilities of a
person franchised to offer a common or contract carrier service.
Persons possessing franchises for any of the purposes contemplated by
this article, shall be deemed to be subject to the provisions of this
article although no property may have been acquired, business transacted
or franchises exercised.

2. The provisions of this article shall not apply to any cable
television company with at least fifty but fewer than one thousand
subscribers, provided however, such company shall comply with the
requirements imposed by the commission concerning technical performance
and safety standards, billing practices and consumer complaints. Such
company shall file an affidavit with the commission on or before April
first of each year stating its number of subscribers as of December
thirty-first of the previous year. Failure to file the affidavit shall
subject the company to the provisions of this article and all applicable
rules and regulations of the commission.