September 2019


September 4, 2019 Minutes

CTAC Meeting September 4, 2019 

Peaches Quinn – (New Haven) –  Acting Chair
George Alexander – (Hamden) – Treasurer
Laurel Coleman – (Hamden) – Advisor
Yvonne Manning-Jones  – (New Haven ) – Advisor.
Johnes Ruta – (New Haven) – Acting Secretary
Meeting convened at 6:05 pm.

1..  Review of August 7, 2019 Minutes
Two minor modifications required (indicated on August 7 Minutes attached in.
Laurel makes Motion to accept. George Alexander seconds this Motion.
Vote unanimous.

  1. CTV Report

    No report. Please see attached CTV Report.

    3. COMCAST Report.   Please see attached COMCAST Report.

    4.   New Business

    Peaches Quinn:   CTAC Officer elections will be postponed to December.

    State Cable Advisory representation question – An individual named John Weiss called Peaches
    who wants to go to the State Advisory meetings, but does not want to come to CTAC meetings.
    We all agree that (such a person) a state rep must come from CTAC membership.

    4. Correspondence

    Letter from Comcast customer named Diane V. of Hamden, concerned with news release that
    Comcast will move the Turner Classic Movie (TCM) channel from all existing packages into the
    Sports Package.   This change will be effective as of October 11, 2019.

    This is troubling news that the Advisory all agree must be confirmed and contested. Council members agree
    that   “we are tired of Comcast decreasing channel offerings while not lowering rates & charges. TCM is               especially popular among older adults. We expect customers will push back on this change.

Peaches notes that TCM is available online at

Next meeting Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 6:00PM.

Meeting adjourned: 7:15 PM.

September 4th , 2019 Minutes respectfully submitted by Johnes Ruta (New Haven)
Acting Secretary.   September 25th , 2019.