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File #: Ord 15-55    Version: Name: Century Link franchise
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 11/12/2015
Title: Granting a competitive cable franchise for Qwest Broadband Services Inc. d/b/a/ CenturyLink.
Sponsors: Russ Stark
Attachments: 1. Exhibits A & B, 2. Grogan memo and findings of fact, 3. St Paul Signature Page TRS, 4. Signed Exhibit B - Indemnity Agreement
Title
Granting a competitive cable franchise for Qwest Broadband Services Inc. d/b/a/ CenturyLink.

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Appendix H. Cable Communications Franchise Qwest Broadband Services, Inc.

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Cross reference(s) -- Cable communications service, Chapter 430.
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WHEREAS, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Chapter 238 and Chapter 430 of the City Code, the City is authorized to grant and issue non-exclusive franchises to qualified cable operators to provide cable services in the City; and

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul (“City”) has, following reasonable notice, conducted a public hearing affording all persons reasonable opportunity to be heard, which proceeding was concerned with the analysis and consideration of the technical ability, financial condition, legal qualification and general character of Qwest Broadband Services, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Company”); and

WHEREAS, the City has reviewed the attached memorandum and proposed findings, drafted by the City’s counsel, Brian Grogan, and adopts them as the City’s findings of fact in this matter; and

WHEREAS, Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of CenturyLink, Inc. (“CenturyLink”), a Louisiana corporation; and

WHEREAS, Company’s application to the City contemplates that the facilities that comprise the cable system will be constructed, owned and maintained by Qwest Corporation (“QC”), a wholly owned subsidiary of CenturyLink and an affiliate of Company, and

WHEREAS, Company will utilize QC’s facilities to provide cable services in the City; and

WHEREAS, the City after such consideration, analysis and deliberation does hereby agree to grant Company a competitive cable franchise; and Company has agreed to the same; and

WHEREAS, to the knowledge and belief of the City this grant and the procedure used in formulating and awarding the same in all things and in all ways complies with the franchise standards of Minnesota State Law; and

Provided, however, that the said franchise shall be subje...

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