City of Colorado Springs / Commissions & Committees / Telecommunications Policy Advisory Committee (TPAC)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


May 19, 2009

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Avenue, Suite 701

Colorado Springs, CO


Present:     TPAC Members: Michael Freeman, Gerry Geyer, Russ Fertitta, Marshall Tuttle, Justin Burns, Richard Embury, Mark Ewell, Amber Robinson

Staff:         Curlie Mathews, Jackie Julaton, Kathy Lake

Guests:      Bonnie Moeder-Colorado Sprigs Utilities, Brian Bleike-Colorado Springs Utilities, Phil Hagen-Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation




A quorum was present and the meeting was called to order at 7:35 a.m.



No introductions were necessary.



Mr. Mark Ewell made a motion to approve the April minutes. Mr. Gerry Geyer seconded the motion, all were in approval, and the motion passed.



Mr. Haze Hutmacher submitted his resignation as a TPAC member. Ms. Marti Devine informed Ms. Jackie Julaton that they hope to appoint Amber Robinson (currently the Alternate) at the Formal City Council meeting on June 9th




Cable Video Franchise Updates

No Report


         Comcast:  No Report.

         Falcon Broadband: No Report.

         Porchlight:  No Report.


New Technologies  

No Report.


TPAC website (

Mr. Curlie Matthews reported the City was unable to include the Olympic Rings to the new website due to legal issues.




Sub-Committees' status reports

         Legislative Matters Sub-Committee: No report. 


         Franchise Performance Sub-Committee: Mr. Gerry Geyer will scan the quarterly results and send it out to the committee.


         Broadband Infrastructure Task Force: No report.


Review, Planning and action status - TPAC support to City IT

Mr. Curlie Matthews provided an update on the data center move project. He reported the data center project relocation is on target. IT is working to install VoIP to move data and voice over the same data links. New VoIP switches need to be installed to support this new architecture. The data center will have a Storage Area Network (SAN) installed to provide data back ups with tape restore for disaster recovery.


         Future Projects:

Mr. Mark Ewell asked if the committee should invite local phone providers to come to the TPAC and brief on their status and future strategy.  Mr. Ewell, Mr. Justin Burns, and Ms. Amber Robinson will provide a list of providers.



No Report.


ADJOURN:  There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:27 am.