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

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


August 17, 2010

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

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

Colorado Springs, CO


Present: TPAC Members: Russ Fertitta, Mark Ewell, Amber Robinson, Marshall Tuttle, Justin Burns, John Nuwer (via telephone), Mike Peltier

Absent: Gerry Geyer, David King

Staff:  Jackie Julaton, Kathy Lake, Curlie Matthews

Guests: Ben Kley -Falcon Broadband, Dave Bryan-Falcon Broadband, David Sered-Comcast, Adam Puckett-Comcast





A quorum was present and the meeting was called to order at 7:33 a.m.



Mr. Marshall Tuttle made motion to approve the July minutes. Mr. Mark Ewell seconded the motion, all were in approval, and the motion passed.



Mr. Russ Fertitta reported on upcoming October TPAC election, available positions are Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary. Pre-requisite for these positions is to have served as TPAC member for 1 year. Gerry Geyer has completed 6 years of service and is to receive a letter thanking him for service.




Cable Video Franchise Updates


       Comcast ?Adam Puckett provided a presentation about Comcast Business Services, offering TV, Internet and Telephone Service to small- to- medium sized businesses.  David Sered offered to invite a member of their technical operations team to a future meeting to answer questions of a technical nature.


        Falcon Broadband ?Ben Kley reported they completed a tour of Banning Lewis Ranch for TPAC members in July, featuring their Fiber to the Home community. Dave Bryan explained the features of their remote management system for troubleshooting,


        Zip Broadband:  No report, not present.


New Technologies

Mr. Tuttle briefly mentioned Intel has a new chip.


TPAC Website

No report.



Mr. Curlie Matthews reported he?s heard no further response on the Google RFI. Mr. Curlie Matthews reported the City doesn?t expect to hear anything on Google RFI until end of 2010.


        Legislative Matters Sub-Committee

No report.

        Franchise Performance Sub-Committee

No report.


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


        RFI for outsourcing the City?s IT services and support

Mr. Matthews reported 2 vendors have responded to date and 124 questions have been asked. The 2 respondents were FO Crossing and HP. RFI close date is September 13, then responses will be evaluated to see if feasible for City to issue RFP.


        Other cities' eGov systems and capabilities:

No report.


        Future Projects:  

No report.



Mr. John Nuwer mentioned a Pikes Peak Council of Government Sustainability study and will provide further information to TPAC for its possible input on the telecommunications aspect of this topic.


ADJOURN:  Mr. Ewell made a motion to adjourn and Mr. Nuwer seconded. The meeting was adjourned at 8:33 a.m.