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

Tuesday, December 21, 2010



December 21, 2010

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

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

Colorado Springs, CO


Present: TPAC Members: Justin Burns, Mark Ewell, Amber Robinson, Russ Fertitta, Marshall Tuttle, John Nuwer, David King

Absent: Michael Peltier

Staff:  Curlie Matthews, Jackie Julaton, Kathy Lake

Guests: David Sered-Comcast, Dawn Roth, Colorado Springs Utilities





A quorum was present and the meeting was called to order at 7:34 a.m.



Mr. John Nuwer made motion to approve November minutes. Mr. Russ Fertitta seconded the motion, all were in approval and the motion passed.



No Report





Cable Video Franchise Updates


Comcast ? Mr. David Sered offered to provide a presentation of their plant in 2011 TPAC meeting. Mr. Sered reported Comcast launched an app for the iPad allowing subscribers to download movies and manage their DVR.                   


Falcon Broadband ? Not present, no report


Zip Broadband - Not present, no report.



New Technologies

Marshall Tuttle reported Qwest?s intent to do video over IP without going through county and city rules (statewide franchising). Discussion followed regarding net neutrality.


TPAC Website

No report.



        Legislative Matters Sub-Committee

Discussion of TPAC raising awareness of impact of Qwest legislation to be proposed.

        Franchise Performance Sub-Committee

4th Qtr. 2010 report to be provided in January 2011


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



Other cities' eGov systems and capabilities:


No report


        Future Projects:  

Timing of annual report to Council was discussed for 2011. Purpose is to review milestones, regularity of meetings, TPAC?s function and purpose. Mr. Burns, Mr. Nuwer and Mr. King to review TPAC bylaws and form ideas for new members to service on the committee, possibly from security, military and education sectors.




TPAC to review legislation Qwest plans to propose. Mr. Ewell to work on draft letter before next meeting to indicate TPAC?s position.


ADJOURN:  Mr. King made a motion to adjourn and Mr. Ewell seconded. The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 a.m.