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Tennessee Code § 39-14-601. Part definitions.
- As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:
(1) "Access" means to approach, instruct, communicate, or connect with, store data in, retrieve or intercept data from, or otherwise make use of any resources of a computer, computer system, or computer network, or information exchanged from any communication between computers or authorized computer users and electronic, electromagnetic, electrochemical, acoustic, mechanical, or other means;
(2) "Authorization" means any and all forms of consent, including both implicit and explicit consent;
Tennessee Code § 39-14-602. Violations - Penalties. - (b) Whoever intentionally and without authorization, directly or indirectly: (1) Accesses any computer, computer system, or computer network commits a Class C misdemeanor. Operating a computer network in such a way as to allow anonymous access to that network shall constitute implicit consent to access under this part;
- TENN. CODE ANN. § 7-52-410 (2007)
- Electric Power Board of Chattanooga
- 7-52-601: (a) Each municipality operating an electric plant described in § 7-52-401 has the power and is authorized within its service area, under the provisions of this part and on behalf of its municipality acting through the authorization of the board or supervisory body having responsibility for the municipal electric plant, sometimes referred to as "governing board" in this part, to acquire, construct, own, improve, operate, lease, maintain, sell, mortgage, pledge or otherwise dispose of any system, plant, or equipment for the provision of cable service, two-way video transmission, video programming, Internet services, or any other like system, plant, or equipment within or without the corporate or county limits of such municipality, and, with the consent of such other municipality, within the corporate or county limits of any other municipality.
- Sec. 7-52-604
- (c) On or before June 30, 2005, the office of the comptroller of the treasury shall prepare a report to the general assembly evaluating the operations of municipal electric systems offering services permitted by this part, which shall include a recommendation as to whether the authority to provide such services should be expanded, restricted or terminated
- (d) No municipal electric system shall apply or be granted authorization to provide the services described in § 7-52-601 after June 30, 2005, until such time as the General Assembly receives and considers the comptroller’s report described in
subsection (c) and approves the continued authorization of such services in accordance
with § 7-52-601.
- TN HB 1403
- Free Press (according to Free Press, 14 reports have been filed and all 14 projects were given authority to proceed)
- Munis may provide internet and like services upon satisfying requirements and hearings. APPA Sept 2005. HB 1403 signed into law June 7, 2005 : munis prohibited from seeking approval to provide communications services until Feb. 1, 2006. Baller Herbst Law Group: Status of State Barriers Proposed in 2005 and 2006