SWCC Communications Committee


SWCC Communications Committee

The Communications Committee of the SW Common Council has the goal of improving communications between community residents, neighborhood organizations and agencies to promote transparency and cooperation in Rochester's SouthWest Quadrant and to build community capacity.

Location: Rochester, New York
Members: 26
Latest Activity: Aug 15, 2020

SWCC Communications Committee Group Objectives

This group is intended to:
- Present information on what the Communications Committee is doing.
- Invite community input on ways to improve communications in the SW Quadrant.
- Invite participation in projects we undertake.

We will be posting meeting minutes and project reports on a regular basis. Some of the posts will be informational and some will be calls for assistance. Please look through them; comment if you wish; volunteer where you can.

Minutes will be posted as individual discussions in the forum below and will be indexed in reverse chronological order in a page on the right.  Attendees of the meetings are encouraged to use the Reply function to post corrections or additions for the minutes.  Other readers are encouraged to use the Reply function to ask questions or make suggestions regarding information discussed in the minutes.

Group members can also start new discussions in the forum below on SWCC Communications issues.

Discussion Forum

New NY Broadband Program Announced

Started by John Boutet Mar 1, 2016. 0 Replies

Here is some interesting information that John Curran just sent me:From: esd.sm.nys-fingerlakes <nys-fingerlakes@esd.ny.gov>Date: March 1, 2016 11:47:36 AM ESTTo: esd.sm.nys-fingerlakes <…Continue

Please Help Save Hunt's Hardware

Started by David Culeton May 19, 2015. 0 Replies

All,Many of you are probably aware that I am attempting to save Hunt's Hardware through its purchase, renovation, restocking, and re-energizing. I am doing this by asking for contributions of $100 in exchange for $150 of store credit paid out in 3…Continue

SWCC Communications Committee Minutes 5/12/14

Started by John Boutet. Last reply by John Boutet May 15, 2014. 2 Replies

Here are the minutes Eleanor took at our last meeting:SWCC Communications Committee Minutes 05.12.14.docx…Continue

SWCC Communications Committee Minutes 3.10.14

Started by John Boutet Apr 5, 2014. 0 Replies

March 2014 meeting minutes from Eleanor: SWCC CommMin 03.10.14.pdfContinue

SWCC Communications Committee Minutes 1.13.14

Started by John Boutet Jan 17, 2014. 0 Replies

January 2014 meeting minutes:  SWCC Communications Committee Min 1.13.14.docSW Common CouncilCommunications CommitteeMinutes 1/13/14In…Continue

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Comment by Eleanor Coleman on June 23, 2013 at 10:18pm

At the June SWCC meeting, we began exploring how to work together to effectively and cooperatively market SouthWest Quadrant events, activities, issues, etc.   Attached is information the Arnett Library shared with us:  Arnett Public Relations Checklist.docx

Comment by John Boutet on February 23, 2013 at 10:50pm

An interesting prospect if the FCC follows through on providing free Wi-Fi:


Be sure to click the link and sign the petition.

Comment by John Boutet on February 23, 2013 at 10:32pm

An interesting prospect if the FCC follows through on providing free Wi-Fi.


Be sure to click the link and sign the petition.

Comment by John Boutet on September 1, 2012 at 2:26pm

If we get the Wi-Fi Coverage there a sources for low cost computers for students.

Computer Recycling for Education

Comment by Eleanor Coleman on August 14, 2012 at 3:14pm

Frontier Estimates Cost of Community Wi-F

Below are budgetary quotes associated with growth of this WiFi infrastructure:

Initial Capital Investment:  100-200-500 users =  $325,000

1000 users- Additional $84,742  ---- Total Capital=$409,742

2000 users- Additional $84,742 ---- Total Capital =$494,484


The Monthly Recurring Charge of $1,000.00 would remain constant.


Hope that helps. Let me know if you have any further questions.




Tarak L. Bolt

Enterprise Account Manager

180 S. Clinton Ave. 6th Fl

Rochester, NY 14646

O: 585-777-8503

C: 585-752-6136


Comment by John Boutet on August 14, 2012 at 5:34am

That is great news John!  It will be interesting to see how far north of Main Street an antenna can be placed.  It will be valuable to determine what the Wi-Fi signal penetration into and through wood-frame houses of the SBANA vintage can be.   That will be important information to get for determining potential value to the City School District for student home use.

Comment by John Lightfoot on August 13, 2012 at 8:11pm

I met with the Brooks Administration today. In short, the administration wants to work towards extending the free zone westward to Main & King Street. It currently ends at 490 (Nick Tahoes). This will serve as a pilot program. We will then survey and report the results. The county will reach out to the City School District. Someone will (I guess me) reach out to the Greater Rochester Enterprise to see if they are interested. I will be speaking with the IT manager, Nelson Rivera. My task is to get our Frontier contact and share their information with Nelson. The meeting did not last long. However it was fruitful.

Comment by John Lightfoot on August 1, 2012 at 3:21pm

A meeting with the Brooks administration has been confrimed for August 14th. We need to kick around some dates so that the communication's core team can meet. This means you Eleanor! Ha ha. Please help to coordinate a meeting so that we can discuss our strategy for the Southwest Wi-Fi. Thanks.

Comment by Deb Leary on November 2, 2011 at 12:36pm
I don't know if you've seen this, but thought the group might find it interesting:  http://www.imls.gov/imls_releases_preview_of_framework_for_digitall...

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