CABLE ADVISORY COUNCIL

P. O. Box 87

Newtown, Connecticut

~ Minutes ~

Minutes of Public Regular Meeting –

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Newtown, CT

 

There was a regular meeting of the Cable Advisory Council called to order at 7:01 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, 2010 by  Chair Carmella Amodea at the Charter Communications facility, Newtown, Connecticut.

 

ATTENDEES: Joe Hurley (New Milford), Kate Donahue (Trumbull), George Fletcher (New Milford), Ray Juskiewicz (New Fairfield), Bob Bell (New Fairfield), Stephanie O’Rourke (Kent), Jim Lang (Trumbull), Gregory Davis (Roxbury), George Linkletter (Sherman), Carl Braun (Woodbury), John Bell (Kent), Jonathan Gibney (Brookfield), Carmella Amodeo (Newtown), Eugene Rosen (Newtown).

From Charter: Greg Van Antwerp (Community Access), Tom Cohan (Govt Relations)

 

PUBLIC INPUT:   None

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Motion by Ray Juskiewicz, 2nd by Bob Bell, unanimous with one correction to the January minutes. 

 
TREASURER’S REPORT:

Carl Braun gave his report:  total of $20,284.86 between checking account, money market and CD.  Charter check has been received but is NOT reflected in the total. Motion to accept Lang, 2nd Bob Bell, unanimous.

 

CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS REPORT.

Tom Cohan:

·        Paula Cecchetelli and Tom Horan have left Charter.  Dennis Jerome, Paula’s boss, will be our contact in Marketing.  Expect a replacement for Tom by the May meeting.

·        Still trying to find more bandwidth for HD channels. Adding Viacom HD channels:  MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, TV Land, Comedy, Spike, CMT, TCM, ABC Family, E!.

·        Internet download and upload speeds going up – prices NOT changing.

·        ABC-Cablevision situation will happen more often.  Broadcasters are asking for more $$.

·        CT state legislator has written legislation requiring cable operators to provide prior notice if they plan to drop a channel. Don’t think it will go anywhere – not practical.

·        Had some issues with HGTV and Food Network.

·        DPUC Consumer scorecard comes out in late March.  Last year did not do very well, this year the number of complaints has dropped in half.

·        Verizon FIOS is a more formidable competitor than AT&T Uverse

·        3D television does not require special signal.

Greg Van Antwerp –

·        New intern session starting.  Group of 18.  The schedule is online. New blog for the interns.

 

CORRESPONDENCE:

 

OLD BUSINESS: 

 

NEW BUSINESS:  

 

ADJOURNMENT:

The meeting was unanimously adjourned at: 8:20 PM.  Respectfully submitted by:  Kate
Donahue, Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

Text Box: NEXT MEETING: May 11 2010 at Charter Communications offices in Newtown at 7:00 PM.  
PLEASE CONTACT CARMELLA IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND AT: 203-270-6132 or email amodeoc@newtown.k12.ct.us
 

 

 

 

 

 

Text Box: ~ 2010 Meeting Dates ~
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


CABLE ADVISORY COUNCIL

P. O. Box 87

Newtown, Connecticut

~ Minutes ~

Minutes of Special Meeting –

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Newtown, CT

 

There was a special meeting of the Cable Advisory Council called to order at 8:21 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, 2010 by Chair Carmella Amodea at the Charter Communications facility, Newtown, Connecticut.

 

ATTENDEES: Joe Hurley (New Milford), Kate Donahue (Trumbull), George Fletcher (New Milford), Ray Juskiewicz (New Fairfield), Bob Bell (New Fairfield), Stephanie O’Rourke (Kent), Jim Lang (Trumbull), Gregory Davis (Roxbury), George Linkletter (Sherman), Carl Braun (Woodbury), John Bell (Kent), Jonathan Gibney (Brookfield), Carmella Amodeo (Newtown), Eugene Rosen (Newtown).

From Charter: Greg Van Antwerp (Community Access), Tom Cohan (Govt Relations)

 

 

Bob Bell made a motion to accept the bylaws as presented.  2nd by John Bell.  Approved unanimously.

 

Great job Joe and Carl!

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:25 PM.