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Tag: broadband adoption

Report highlights how Seattleites use technology

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, Director's Desk, E-Government, News, Tech Boss Banter  
SEATTLE 5/23 - At a launch event last night, the City of Seattle released new findings on technology access, adoption and interaction by Seattle residents. These findings are based on feedback from 2,600 residents via online and phone surveys and in-person focus groups in multiple languages about their use, concerns, and barriers [More]

Low-cost Internet options, Comcast special until 3/18

Posted: March 12th, 2014 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, News  
Seattle was recently named 1 of 15 “Gold Medal” communities nationwide by Comcast. As a result, they’re offering six months of free Internet service through their Internet Essentials program, for eligible households who apply and are approved for their $10/month program by March 18, 2014, next Tuesday.  Their low-income discount is for families [More]

Now’s the time to sign up for low cost Internet!

Posted: September 4th, 2013 - Community Technology  
Are you looking for low-cost Internet and computer options? With schools being back in session, many classes are requiring online research, access to email and the ability to log in to the Source (how else can you see whether your child is actually making it to school?!?), it is more than ever [More]

Mayor recommends projects to promote broadband, digital literacy

Posted: June 28th, 2013 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, Director's Desk, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online  
Mayor Mike McGinn is recommending 24 community based technology  projects for support through the City’s 2013 Technology Matching Fund. These broadband adoption and digital literacy projects are being forwarded to City Council.  See the list of projects and more information in the press release. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="532"] Mayor McGinn at the [More]

Thanks to 2,931 Seattle residents!

Posted: April 24th, 2013 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, Director's Desk, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online  
A big THANK YOU to more than 2,900 residents who completed our residential technology survey! Over the past few months, 803 people completed our random phone survey and 2,128 people took the survey online.  Thank you for caring about Seattle's technological future and taking the time to tell us how we can communicate more effectively throughout the city. Your survey [More]

Seattle survey: What’s your view on the Internet, cable tv, and city communications?

Posted: April 5th, 2013 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online  
The City of Seattle wants to hear from residents about their use of technology, preferences in receiving information from the City and how they engage with their local government and community.  Take the survey in English or Spanish at seattle.gov/tech/indicator2013.htm before April 19.  (Encuesta de Televisor, Computadora e Internet e comunicación con [More]

Volunteers sought for City of Seattle Technology Advisory Board

Posted: January 9th, 2013 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, Director's Desk, E-Government, Information Security, News, Seattle Communities Online  
The City of Seattle is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our tech advisory board. Applications are being taken through January 18th, 2013.   The Board and committees help guide city strategies and investments in our digital future. The ten member Citizens’ Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board (CTTAB - seattle.gov/cttab) advises the City on [More]

600 Seattle area youth join Adobe Youth Voices worldwide

Posted: September 12th, 2012 - Brainstorm, Community Technology, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online  
The City of Seattle Department of Information Technology has partnered with the Adobe Foundation and Reel Grrls to greatly expand the Adobe Youth Voices program in the Seattle area. Seattle is home to Adobe’s Fremont campus, which employs about 500 people. This school year, over 600 youth at 20 schools and community [More]

It Takes a Community to Bridge the Digital Divide Webinar Tues, 3/6 1 pm EST

Posted: March 2nd, 2012 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, News  
David Keyes will be presenting in a national webinar on digital inclusion: Tuesday, March 6th ♦ 1 pm Eastern / 10 am Pacific. This will cover the national framework, local government roles, and building partnerships. Register and more: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webinars#mar6 In FCC Chairman Genachowski's announcement of the sweeping Connect2Compete initiative to increase broadband [More]

Youth Create Human Rights Day Web Banners

Posted: December 15th, 2011 - Community Technology, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online  
Over 125 young people created and posted Human Rights Day web banners for the contest sponsored by Seattle Office of Civil Rights, Councilmember Mike O’Brien and the PugetSoundOff.org youth web site. The winner of the contest is Pazuzu Jindrich from Seattle Public School's Chief Sealth International High School. The contest on PugetSoundOff.org [More]