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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 1: Definitions

Section 1. The following terms as used in this chapter shall, unless the context requires otherwise, have the following meanings:?

''Community antenna television system'' or ''CATV system'', a facility as defined by federal law at 47 USC section 522 (7).

''CATV operator'' or ''Operator'', a person operating a CATV system.

''Department'', the department of telecommunications and cable established by chapter 25C.

''Division'', the division of community antenna television.

''Issuing authority'', the city manager of a city have a plan D or E charter, the mayor of any other city, or the board of selectmen of a town.

''Licensee'', a person who is issued a license pursuant to section 3.

''Area or areas to be served'', may include a municipality or a portion of a municipality in order to reflect within municipal boundaries, the various economic, cultural, geographic and community interests of the citizens residing therein.