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Cable TV in Greek Housing

NUIT has contracted with the City of Evanston cable TV franchise operator (i.e., local cable provider) to provide fraternities and sororities with TV service. Significant restrictions and conditions apply and not all houses will qualify without installation work.

The fraternity/sorority cable TV offering provides the following services:

Conditions for service installation:

Cost

$25.70 per TV outlet per month

The house must be wired to NUIT specifications for voice, data, and TV. In particular, every sleeping room must be wired with at least one TV outlet.

Features

No Pay-Per-View Service

Pay-Per-View services are NOT available with this offering.

No public viewing of CATV

Because of FCC and copyright rules and regulations, there are several restrictions to Cable TV service:

  1. Building residents may invite guests to watch Cable TV programming in their building but may not create a public viewing area where uninvited guests or the general public can watch Cable TV.
  2. Building residents may not charge their guests any fees for watching Cable TV.
No modifications to CATV service

Because of FCC and copyright rules and regulations, there are several restrictions to Cable TV service:

  1. Cable TV is to be viewed only in the NU designated locations in each residence building. No modifications, additions, or attachments may be made to the Cable TV wiring or equipment ("Cable TV System") with the intent to make Cable TV service available in any other areas inside or outside of the building.
  2. No modifications, additions, or attachments may be made to the Cable TV System with the intent to receive specific channels that have been blocked (scrambled) by the Cable TV provider.
  3. No device may be connected to the Cable TV System which is designed to intentionally introduce any type of electrical energy into the Cable TV System.

Options

First premium channel
Second premium channel
Third premium channel
Fourth premium channel

Ordering

The house president or treasurer should contact NUIT at greek-telecom@northwestern.edu giving the name of the house and contact information.

You should also print the Lease Amendment and submit it to your house corporation for completion. Three original signed copies of the Lease Amendment need to be submitted to NUIT before cable TV can be installed.

You also need to provide to NUIT a signed letter from the house president or treasurer authorizing NUIT to charge your Chart of Accounts number for the installation cost before cable tv installed can be ordered. This letter must include the Chart of Accounts number, and must be signed by one of the individuals with authority to charge to this Chart of Accounts number (usually the treasurer, house manager, president).

Last Updated: 4 September 2014

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