Communications Advisory Committee
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The CAC currently consists of 5 volunteers, appointed to renewable 1-year terms by the Board of Selectmen. A quorum of three or more members is required to conduct official business.
The Communications Advisory Committee (CAC) is the Westford Town Board that advises and represents the interests of the Westford Board of Selectmen in their role as Franchise Authority for Cable Television and with regard to other services provided by Westford's Cable Operators, Comcast and Verizon. The CAC also advises Town residents regarding similar services that may be provided over other media than Cable, by a variety of broadband companies. Such services include High-Speed Internet access and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) local and long distance telephone service. The CAC does not deal with dial-up Internet access or conventional telephone service. Formerly called the Cable Advisory Committee, the CAC's charter was extended by the BOS to include oversight of the additional broadband services mentioned, and the Committee's name was changed accordingly.
The CAC also serves as an advocate for individual Westford Citizens in all matters involving the Cable Operators, as well as providers of other Information and Communication services (e.g., Internet access and IP Telephony), which may be subject to a variety of regulatory frameworks. We encourage all interested parties to attend our meetings to air their concerns, to ask questions or just listen in.
Comcast Cable Television Renewal License (PDF): The term of this Renewal License shall commence on December 31, 2004 and shall expire on December 30, 2014, unless sooner terminated as provided herein or surrendered.
Verizon Cable Television Final License (PDF): The term of this Final License shall be for a period of 15 years, commencing on October 27, 2009 (the "Effective Date"), and shall expire at midnight on October 26, 2024, unless sooner revoked or terminated as provided herein.