47 U.S. Code § 541 - General franchise requirements
Any cable system shall not be subject to regulation as a common carrier or utility by reason of providing any cable service.
Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to affect the authority of any State to license or otherwise regulate any facility or combination of facilities which serves only subscribers in one or more multiple unit dwellings under common ownership, control, or management and which does not use any public right-of-way.
This chapter, referred to in subsec. (f), was in the original “this Act”, meaning act June 19, 1934, ch. 652, 48 Stat. 1064, known as the Communications Act of 1934, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section 609 of this title and Tables.
1996—Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 104–104, § 303(a), added par. (3).
Subsec. (d)(3). Pub. L. 104–104, § 3(d)(3), substituted “section 153” for “section 153(v)”.
1992—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 102–385, § 7(a)(1), inserted before period at end “; except that a franchising authority may not grant an exclusive franchise and may not unreasonably refuse to award an additional competitive franchise. Any applicant whose application for a second franchise has been denied by a final decision of the franchising authority may appeal such final decision pursuant to the provisions of section 555 of this title for failure to comply with this subsection”.
Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 102–385, § 7(b), added par. (4).
Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 102–385, § 7(c)(1), inserted “and subsection (f) of this section” after “paragraph (2)”.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 102–385, § 7(c)(2), added subsec. (f).