Back
line





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

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

MINUTES

August 18, 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, Mark Ewell, Richard Embury

Absent:      Amber Robinson

Staff:         Curlie Mathews, Jackie Julaton, Kathy Lake

Guests:      Dawn Roth-Colorado Sprigs Utilities, Tammy Fields-Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation, David Sered-Comcast

 

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

INTRODUCTIONS

No introductions were necessary.

 

MINUTES

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

 

ADMINISTRATION

Michael Freeman?s term is expiring in October 2009 and it?s his intention not to seek reappointment.

Richard Embury?s term is expiring in October 2009 and it?s his intention not to seek reappointment.

Jackie Julaton will contact Marti Devine to determine how the two pending vacancies and alternate TPAC positions will be filled /advertised.

 

ON-GOING BUSINESS

 

Cable Video Franchise Updates

Kathy Lake reported the Falcon and Prime Time merger was called off.

 

         Comcast:  Mr. Sered offered to set up a tour of the Comcast Call Center for TPAC members who have not yet toured the facility.

         Falcon Broadband: No report

 

New Technologies

No report.

 

TPAC Website

         TPAC website (http://www.springsgov.com)

Marshall Tuttle reported several links were broken but were fixed.  Also, the TPAC historical documents (minutes) were not available. Curlie Matthews, CIO will follow up on this matter.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

         Legislative Matters Sub-Committee

No report 

         Franchise Performance Sub-Committee

Mr. Geyer will scan quarterly results and send out to the committee.

         Broadband Infrastructure Task Force

No report

 

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

No report

 

         Other cities' eGov systems and capabilities:

No report.

 

         Future Projects:

Mr. Ewell briefed the committee on a draft letter to local phone providers asking them to come to the TPAC meeting and brief them on their status and future strategy.  The briefing will consist of (1) meet and greet (2) what service they provide (3) what future services.  Justin Burns wanted to limit the invites to the large ISPs however Russ Fertitta expressed a concern as TPAC is a citizen committee and limiting access to TPAC may not be in the best interest of the community. The TPAC committee members are to review the draft letter and submit changes to him prior to the September 15 meeting.

 

NEW BUSINESS 

None

 

ADJOURN:  There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:40 am.