Search within This Section 16.04.010 Purpose This section is included in your selections. The purpose of this title is to: A. Comply with the provisions of the 1996 Telecommunications Act as they apply to local governments, telecommunications carriers and the services they offer; B. Establish clear local guidelines, standards and time frames for the exercise of local authority with respect to the regulation of telecommunications carriers and services; C. Promote competition on a competitively neutral basis in the provision of telecommunications services; D. Encourage the provision of advanced and competitive telecommunications services on the widest possible basis to businesses institutions and residents of the City; E. Permit and manage reasonable access to the public rights-of-way of the City for telecommunications purposes on a competitively neutral basis and conserve the limited physical capacity of those public rights-of-way held in trust by the City; F. Assure that the City’s current and ongoing costs of granting and regulating private access to and the use of the public rights-of-way are fully compensated by the persons seeking such access and causing such costs; G. Secure fair and reasonable compensation to the City and its residents for permitting private use of the public right-of-way; H. Assure that all telecommunications carriers providing facilities or services within the City, or passing through the City, register and comply with the ordinances, rules and regulations of the City; I. Assure that the City can continue to fairly and responsibly protect the public health, safety and welfare of its citizens; J. Enable the City to discharge its public trust consistent with the rapidly evolving federal and state regulatory policies, industry competition and technological development.