franchise

(9)the term “franchise” means an initial authorization, or renewal thereof (including a renewal of an authorization which has been granted subject tosection 546 of this title), issued by a franchising authority, whether such authorization is designated as a franchise, permit, license, resolution, contract, certificate, agreement, or otherwise, which authorizes the construction or operation of a cable system;

Source

47 USC § 522(9)


Scoping language

For purposes of this subchapter
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