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

Tuesday, February 15, 2011



February 15, 2011

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, Amber Robinson, Marshall Tuttle, David King, Michael Peltier (via telephone)

Absent: Mark Ewell, Russ Fertitta, John Nuwer

Staff:  Curlie Matthews, Jackie Julaton

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





A quorum was present and the meeting was called to order at 7:45 a.m.



Mr. David King made motion to approve January minutes. Ms. Amber Robinson seconded the motion, all were in approval and the motion passed.



No Report





Cable Video Franchise Updates- no report


Comcast ? Mr. David Sered reported he provided Kathy Lake with information on franchise fees (annual report). Announced NBC Universal is now part of Comcast. Comcast has rolled out their Metro Ethernet product and launched ?Internet to Go? product resembling air card technology.              


Falcon Broadband ? Not present, No report


New Technologies

No Report


TPAC Website

Mr. Burns questioned why ?Google? was still on the main page of Ms. Lake will follow up with the Website Management Content Manager.



        Legislative Matters Sub-Committee

No report. To be discussed in March meeting

        Franchise Performance Sub-Committee

No Report. To be discussed in March meeting


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


Mr. Curlie Matthews reported the RFI for outsourcing City?s IT services and support has been put on hold and two new projects are occupying IT?s time; one for the Police Department and one for document management. Mr. Matthews asked for the TPAC?s input on content citizens would like to see on the City website.


Other cities' eGov systems and capabilities: no report


        Future Projects:  

1.      Mr. Burns said he will invite the President of Qwest Colorado to attend the next TPAC meeting.

2.      TPAC Vacant positions (a regular member and an alternate) - Ms. Jackie Julaton reported these positions have not been advertised and will pursue with Marti Devine.



Mr. Burns suggested TPAC have a Facebook account to re-issue information we come across to the citizens. Discussion continued indicating the Public Communications Office would need to give us permission to do this. Mr. Burns will pursue this.


ADJOURN:  Mr. Burns made a motion to adjourn and Ms. Robinson seconded. The meeting was adjourned at 8:39 a.m.