The Broadband Committee met on 10/28/2013. These are the notes from that meeting:
- Take a look at the cable request list and provide feedback.
- Take a look at the meeting options below and provide feedback.
Dan, Baryl, Stephen, Daniel
When we get the Director’s Rule – Draft legislation, we will give feedback.
For the cable negotiations, we came up with the following list of requests. Please chime in on what else we’re missing, if we should add something, or clarify something.
- Bandwidth – can we increase bandwidth, move to more symmetrical upload/download speeds?
- Bundling – can we push to unbundle services (i.e., Internet only service, etc.)
- Comcast – can we increase the monthly data cap or the cap increases as data needs increase.
- Customer service – repairs, service, etc. Evaluation of the response rate. Conduct a third party evaluation.
- Cable Office Complaint Line – How to contact the City’s cable office – print the office’s number directly on the bill.
- Low income plans – can we have something that’s more consumer friendly than the existing Internet Essentials?
- Net neutrality – should the City take a position?
Gigabit – even if Gigabit doesn’t come, it still sends a message that there is a demand in Seattle for gigabit speeds. Are there other technologies such as wireless that may offer a more viable solution?
Has the City contacted companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Google, or Vulcan to propose a private/public partnership to build out a city-wide broadband network? Ted Schmidt – former CTTAB – works for Paul Allen
Two options for end of year meetings:
We will cancel both end of month Monday meetings because they align with holidays. To make up, we have two options:
- Option 1: Monday November 18th at 6:30 PM
- Option 2: Piggy back on the CTTAB Committee meeting on December 10th 5-6:00PM
Please let us know which option works better from scheduling.