Tuesday, December 15, 2009
December 15, 2009
Present: TPAC Members: Russ Fertitta, Mark Ewell (by conference), Amber Robinson, Gerry Geyer, Marshall Tuttle, John Nuwer
Absent: Justin Burns, Jeff Eichers, Kathy Lake
Staff: Curlie Mathews, Jackie Julaton
Guests: Dawn Roth-Colorado Sprigs Utilities, Chris Pratz-Zip Broadband, David Sered-Comcast, Wayne Heilman-Gazette
INTRODUCTIONS: Wayne Heilman-Gazette
CALL TO ORDER
A quorum was present and the meeting was called to order at 7:37 a.m.
Mr. John Nuwer made a motion to approve the November minutes. Mr. Gerry Geyer seconded the motion, all were in approval, and the motion passed.
The TPAC requested Ms. Jackie Julaton to follow up with Ms. Marti Devine on the status of advertising the TPAC vacant alternate position.
The TPAC requested an update on the Cable Franchise Quarterly Report concerning complaints. Ms. Julaton will forward the request to Ms. Kathy Lake who administers these reports.
Cable Video Franchise Updates
· Comcast: Mr. David Sered announced Comcast entered into agreement with NBC which will include local affiliated stations and major markets such as Telemundo, Bravo, USA, and SciFi to name a few. The regulatory process with FCC is expected to take 1 year. He promised more news about Comcast in 2010. Reported Comcast is averaging 8-9 complaints per quarter. Offered tour of call center to anyone interested.
· Zip Broadband: Mr. Chris Pratz reported no update.
· Legislative Matters Sub-Committee
· Franchise Performance Sub-Committee
No report - Mr. Geyer will continue to provide quarterly results and will include more detail in future reports.
· Broadband Infrastructure Task Force
Mr. Tuttle provided committee with updates on ClearWire and suggested we send them an invitation to the service provider meeting/presentation. Mr. Sered mentioned that Sprint and Comcast are both investors in ClearWire. Mr. Tuttle summarized an article in the Denver Post reporting that broadband is available to 80% of rural areas in
Review, Planning and action status - TPAC support to City IT
· Other cities' eGov systems and capabilities:
· Future Projects:
Mr. Russ Fertitta will send an email to Mr. Justin Burns and cc: Ms. Julaton and Ms. Devine with regards to the background of the Service Provider letter and to find out if Vice Mayor Small would be willing to place his signature on it versus the TPAC. Mr. John Nuwer made a motion to limit 3 providers per meeting. Amber seconded the motion. All were in approval and the motion passed.
· Mr. Russ Fertitta inquired as to the status of the SkyNet equipment the City purchased. Mr. Curlie Matthews briefed the equipment is not in use.
· Mr. Mark Ewell mentioned article about
· Ms. Dawn Roth from Colorado Springs Utilities briefed that Utilities leases space to cellular providers on the City?s water towers. The provider pays for the tower and Utilities owns the asset. Mr. Matthews said the City does this at some locations, but not at park facilities.
· Mr. Matthews updated that nearly everything has been removed from Wahsatch facility and asbestos removal is underway. He indicated the user experience has been enhanced as a result of the City?s recent upgrade, including speed and connectivity.
· Mr. Geyer mentioned a Proposition that reduces phone bill fees. To provide summary on impact in January 2010 TPAC meeting.
· Mr. Nuwer suggested the value of TPAC providing information for people relocating to the
ADJOURN: Mr. Tuttle made motion to adjourn and Mr. Geyer seconded. The meeting was adjourned at 8:56 am.