1332.02 Fair competition in cable service operations.

It is the public policy of this state under sections 1332.01 to 1332.10 of the Revised Code to:

(A) Ensure fair competition in the provision in this state of cable service over a cable system, consistent with the procompetitive policies of the "Telecommunications Act of 1996," Pub. L. No. 104-104 , 110 Stat. 56, 47 U.S.C.A. 151, for the purposes of providing the widest possible diversity of entertainment, information, and news sources to the general public; advancing the unfettered exercise of rights under the first amendment to the United States Constitution to free speech and the free flow of information; enhancing the development and widespread use of technological advances in the provision of cable service over a cable system; and encouraging improved customer service at competitive rates;

(B) Ensure that all cable service over a cable system is provided in this state within a comprehensive and nondiscriminatory federal, state, and local scheme.

Effective Date: 10-05-2000 .