CABLE ADVISORY COUNCIL
Minutes of Public Regular Meeting Ė
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
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)
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 issues† so 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..
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.
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.
Meeting dates for 2008 were set = see below.
The meeting was unanimously adjourned at: 9:07 PM.† Respectfully submitted by:† Kate Donahue, Secretary.