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For Charter Communications NW CT Area 19

PO BOX 87, Newtown CT 06470

Email Chairman@CableAdvisoryCouncil.com

 

12 March 2013 :  Cable Advisory Council - Charter-Western, CAP region 19 Motion R19CAC-13-03-12-M2 Subscriber Choice

Comment for the Joint committee on Energy & Technology working with HB 6402 - Telecommunications Moderization Act in the current legislative session

 

Via First Class Mail and Electronic Filing

 

Energy and Technology Committee
      Room 3900, Legislative Office Building
      Hartford, CT 06106
      Phone: 860-240-0430

      Email Public Hearing Testimony to:  et.testimony@cga.ct.gov

 

Cable Advisory Council PURA CAP Region 19 Charter-Western,

Motion R19CAC-13-03-12-M2 - Subscriber Choice (Passed 12/0)

 

The PURA Area 19 Cable Advisory Council recommends that the Telecommunications Modernization Act include more modern subscriber choices, with full respect to Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution, of digital program content distribution supporting fairness and expanded choices to subcribers of telecommunications services provided by CT CCFA and CVFA license holders who would specifically provide for program choices including:

 

1.  A SPORTS HEAVY extended Basic service, appropriately priced to cover the programming costs for Sports channels devoting more than 25% of peak viewing hours to sports, (ie… ESPN, ESPN2, NESN, Golf, MSG+, MSG, YES, Speed, NBC Sports Net channels, etc…)

 

2.  SPORTS FREE extended Basic service, appropriatetly priced to reflect the cost discount of properly shifting the programming costs to the subcribers who desire the sports content.

 

3.  Implement a non-bundled, or more commonly called A' La Carte program option beyond the basic tier for cable customers.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

 

 

Gregory G. Davis KB1YHW

Chairman, Cable Advisory Council

PURA CAP area R19, Charter - Western

 

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For Charter Communications NW CT Area 19

PO BOX 87, Newtown CT 06470

Email Chairman@CableAdvisoryCouncil.com

 

The Cable Advisory Council is a legally created entity of the State of Connecticut. and exists to carry forth the following missions with the CCFA License holder, Charter Communications, and the Designated Community Access Provider in PURA Cable Franchise map area 19 that includes the towns of Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Colebrook, Harwinton, Kent, Monroe, New Fairfield, New Hartford, New Milford, Newtown, Roxbury, Sherman, Southbury, Trumbull, Washington, Winchester, and Woodbury.

 

Additional Distribution for Cable Advisory Council - Charter-Western, CAP region 19 Motion R19CAC-13-03-12-M2 Subscriber Choice

 

Chairman, Statewide Video Advisory Council,  Merja H Lehtinen, ctmlhr@yahoo.com

SVAC Legislative Committee, Edward G. Pizzzella   toopiz@juno.com

 

CT House District Representatives

 

62   bill.simanski@housegop.ct.gov New Hartford, Barkhamsted

63   jay.case@housegop.ct.gov  Winchester, Barkhamsted, Colebrook

66   craig.miner@housegop.ct.gov  Woodbury, Bethlehem

67   cecilia.buck-taylor@housegop.ct.gov  New Milford

68   sean.williams@housegop.ct.gov  Woodbury

69   arthur.oneill@housegop.ct.gov  Southbury, Washington, Bridgewater, Roxbury

76   john.piscopo@housegop.ct.gov Harwinton

106  mitch.bolinsky@housegop.ct.gov Newtown

107  david.scribner@housegop.ct.gov  Brookfield

108  richard.smith@housegop.ct.gov  New Milford, New Fairfield, Sherman, Kent

112  debralee.hovey@housegop.ct.gov  Newtown, Monroe

123  David.Rutigliano@housegop.ct.gov  Trumbull

131  david.labriola@housegop.ct.gov  Southbury

134  tony.hwang@housegop.ct.gov  Trumbull

138  Janice.Giegler@housegop.ct.gov New Fairfield