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EXHIBIT A

TECHNICAL DESIGN OF SUBSCRIBER CABLE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

[may require revision based on Franchisee’s proposal

to meet cable-related needs identified by City]

A.

Channel Capacity.  The cable television system shall be installed to deliver signals at frequencies up to four-hundred fifty (450) megahertz (MHz).

B.

Minimum Design Criteria.  The minimum system construction requirements shall be as follows:

(1)

Addressable converters shall be made available to every subscriber upon request;

(2)

Temperature control for the headend shall be provided;

(3)

All subscribers within the City shall be served from the same central point of origination (i.e., microwave receiver hub site or cable connected headend);

(4)

The Grantee’s system, including all active and passive components, shall be two-way (bi-directional) capable, and the Grantee’s trunk and feeder shall be two-way capable;

(5)

The Grantee shall provide and install, at Grantee’s sole expense, all video/audio/switching equipment necessary to allow the City to interrupt the Grantee programming on all video channels and insert in lieu thereof a character generator “Emergency Alert” message as designated by the City or originating from the Cox MTC and audio programming originated by the City at locations designated by the City.  Grantee shall be solely responsible for the cost of the audio origination and transportation equipment necessary for the delivery of.  the audio signal to the Cox MTC.

(6)

Minimum Technical Standards:  Subscriber Network Forward (Downstream) Direction.

System Bandwidth:50 MHz to 450 MHz

Channel Capacity:60 6 MHz channels

Sweep Peak to Valley response

50 MHz to 450 Mhz:6 dB

Peak to Valley Response

any 6 MHz:3 dB

Carrier to Noise 4 MHz bandwidth:42 dB

Carrier to Cross Modulation:55 dB

Carrier to Second Order Beat:55 dB

Carrier to Composite Triple Beat:53 dB

Carrier to Hum Modulation:40 Db

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