July 1, 2020 Minutes

CTAC Meeting Minutes   July 1, 2020 – ZOOM TELECONFERENCE
            (due to virus pandemic)

Attending members:

Peaches Quinn – (New Haven) –  Acting Chair
George Alexander – (Hamden) – Treasurer
Yvonne Manning-Jones  – (New Haven) – Advisor
Laurel Coleman – (Hamden) – Advisor
Anthony Cardo – (Hamden) – Advisor
Johnes Ruta – (New Haven) – Acting Secretary

Sharon Codeane – Comcast Represntative – not in attendence.
Joe Schofield      – CTV Represntative – not in attendence.

Call to order 6:05 pm.   Teleconference members on Zoom.

George. Alexander states that the bank balance for CTAC’s account is $4,778.35.
No expenditures (or account income) during June. Balance is same as previous month.

Johnes makes a Motion to accept the Treasurer’s report.   Yvonne Seconds the Motion,
Vote unanimous to accept.


     CTAC email box has only spam.

None this month as Post Office has not been visited.

3.   CTV Report     Joe Schofield – Executive Director CTV – not in attendence.

CTV Offices scheduled to reopen July 3.

4.     COMCAST       Sharon Codeanne – Comcast Representative – not in attendence.

Comcast Report received from S. Codeanne (received by Peaches Quinn):

Changes to Xfinity TV services per 6/15 notice:

  • A couple of channels rebranded (AMC Premier, Urban Movie Channel)
  • GSN, Investigation Discovery, Travel, TV Land are now part of Entertainment genre pack.
  • Cartoon Network and Tennis Channel now part of Expanded Basic service
  • New triple play and double play packages available to new customers 6/16 and existing customers 6/30. Other triple and double play packages will no longer be available to new customers but existing customers will continue to receive then until they make a change or Comcast announces cancellation.
  • Xfinity TV and Xfinity Flex HBO customers will now have access to HBO’s new streaming platform HBO max.



  1. Old Business
  2. a. CTAC Public Service Announcement: Update     L. Coleman – same status
  3. b. Community Awards – veteran : Update Cardo         – same status
  4. CTAC Facebook page : Update                           Y. Manning – no updates

    – Yvonne notes that the Facebook page has been visited.

  5. Draft letter to New Haven Mayor

Urging city-wide wi-fi for each town                 J. Ruta

– letter in progress
– Laurel makes Motion that this letter be distributed to all town mayors and town councils.
George seconds this Motion. Johnes makes Motion for Free city-wide Wi-Fi, and to note
in letter, to specify this Wi-Fi be Un-surveilled Access by police or other authorities.
Peaches seconds this Motion. Vote is carried by all.

  1. New Business

    a.   Johnes has brought up issue of phishing emails instructing email recipients to enter
    their personal information in order to update their email profile, such as “a new
    Comcast email version is being rolled-out.”   Johnes makes Motion to have Comcast
    Security Abuse Office investigate originating emails which addresses decode as
    ****@comcast.net which are Comcast subscribers. These are not official Comcast                    communications and misleading to the public, and to report to CTAC the general progress
    of their investigations.

    Johnes makes amended Motion to have Peaches request report on this from Sharon
    Codeanne. . Laurel adds to this Motion to post an Alert about these phishing emails
    on the Comcast monthly bill, and the CableAdvisory.org website. Anthony seconds
    this Motion. Vote carried, but for abstention by George Alexander.
    George will post this info as a separate window on the website.

    Next meeting set for August 5th, 2020, as ZOOM teleconference.

    George makes Motion to Adjourn, seconded by Anthony Cardo. Adjourned 7:03 pm.

July 1st   2020 CTAC Meeting Minutes respectfully submitted by Johnes Ruta, (New Haven)
Acting Secretary, July 6, 2020.