CABLE ADVISORY COUNCIL

P. O. Box 87

Newtown, Connecticut

~ Minutes ~

Minutes of Public Regular Meeting Ė

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Newtown, CT

 

There was a regular meeting of the Cable Advisory Council called to order at 7:05 p.m., Tuesday, November 13, 2007 by Chairman, Carmella Amodeo at the Charter Communications facility, Newtown, Connecticut.

 

ATTENDEES: Kate Donahue (Trumbull), George Fletcher (New Milford), Gregory Davis (Roxbury), John Bell (Kent), Carmella Amodeo (Newtown), Eugene Rosen (Newtown), Deborah Cox (Trumbull), George Linkletter (Sherman),

From Charter:Brian Downes (CT Operations Manager), Greg Van Antwerp (community Access), Paula Cecchitelli (Marketing), Tom Cohan (Govít Relations)

 

Public:John Bernon (Woodbury)

 

PUBLIC INPUT:

Jon Bernon discussed three issues:customer service (phone center NOT the technicians), cost of service and HD offerings. He concluded by asking Charter to please resolve these issuesso that he doesnít have to go to AT&T.Tom Cohan, Charterís new government relations director responded that Charter is well positioned to compete with AT&T as long as the playing field is level.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Minutes from September, 2007 meeting. George Linkletter motion, Gregory Davis second, unanimous..

 
TREASURERíS REPORT:

Motion to accept the report by John Bell, second by George Linkletter, unanimous.

 

CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS REPORT.

Tom Cohan is the new Director of Government Relations.He has a lot of cable industry experience.

Greg reported that Charter got 2nd place in Waste Reduction of the Keep America Beautiful Awards for the tape recycling program.

Paul reported on new HD offerings:TMC, HD Movies on Demand.NHL Network is moving to Channel 345 and Center Ice PPV is moving.

Brian reported that Charterís piece of the traffic light installation on Rte 25 in Trumbull is completed.

 

COMMUNICATIONS & CORRESPONDENCE:

John Bell brought up a problem one of his local real estate brokers is having with the Charter internet service.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

Grant Process: Jim did revisions. Kate to do final editing. We will vote on the final version at the January meeting and discuss how to promote the grant.

 

Website:Gregory Davis recommended we move the website to a new (cheaper) hosting service.He has the 2007 minutes posted (still needs May from Kate).Motion made by Deborah and seconded by Eugene to move the website, unanimous.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Meeting dates for 2008 were set = see below.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

The meeting was unanimously adjourned at: 9:07 PM.Respectfully submitted by:Kate Donahue, Secretary.

 

 

 

 

Text Box: NEXT MEETING:  January 8, 2008 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: ~ 2007 Meeting Dates ~
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008