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

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


                                                                                    TPAC Members

                                                                                    Chair Justin Burns

                                                                                    Vice-Chair Mark Ewell

MINUTES                                                                    Secretary Amber Robinson

September 20, 2011                                                  Russ Fertitta

7:30 a.m.  9:00 a.m.                                                    Marshall Tuttle

City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada            David King

Avenue, Suite 701                                                     Michael Peltier

Colorado Springs, CO                                                Vacant (Regular)

                                                                                    Vacant (Regular)

                                                                                    Vacant (Alternate)


Present: TPAC Members: Justin Burns, Mark Ewell (by conference), Amber Robinson, Marshall Tuttle, David King, Michael Peltier (by conference)

Absent: Russ Fertitta

Staff: Kathy Lake, Jesse James

Guest:   Bonnie Moeder Colorado Springs Utilities, Ben Kley Falcon Broadband, David Sered Comcast, Brandy Williams City Council, Aimee Cox City Council Liaison, Sharon Foster NCGI


INTRODUCTIONS: All TPAC members and guests in attendance were introduced.


A quorum was present and the meeting was called to order at 7:44 a.m.



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



Change to bylaws

Ms. Aimee Cox discussed the Citizen Technology Advisory Committee (CTAC) document which she drafted to identify the purpose, activities, project priorities, process and timeline for the new CTAC.



Cable Video Franchise Updates

Comcast - Mr.David Sered announced the rollout of Internet Essentials for students on free lunch program being eligible for a $150 computer and $9.95/month Internet access.


Falcon Broadband - Mr. Ben Kley announced Falcon Broadband has gone live on Facebook and Twitter.


New Technologies - no report


TPAC Website - no report



         Legislative Matters Sub-Committee - no report

         Franchise Performance Sub-Committee -no report

         Bylaws Sub-Committee - topic covered in Ms. Cox's presentation of the CTAC document

         Websites for comparable cities Sub-Committee - will be reviewed under new CTAC projects



Mr. Tuttle was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for his 5 years of service to TPAC.

Ms. Cox talked about ways Seattle is connecting with its citizens and getting them involved with technology in the community.

 ADJOURN:  Mr. Tuttle made motion to adjourn and Mr. King seconded. All were in favor and the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 am