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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

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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

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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

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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

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City & Community host Get Online Week Dec 3-8

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, Director's Desk, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online  
Learn more about what families can do on the Internet and where to go for training.  This week, December 3rd-8th, twenty community and cultural centers in Seattle are hosting open houses, individual assistance, and workshops at computer learning centers. See the Get Online Week list of sites and activities or contact Vicky

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Evergreen Apps Challenge to award $75,000 in prizes at Oct 1 event

Posted: September 26th, 2012 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online  
Winners of the Evergreen Apps Challenge will be named on October 1, 2012, at Seattle City Hall. Mayor Mike McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine will kick off  the event with $75,000 in prizes  awarded for the best new civic apps, including two people’s choice awards. The people’s choice awards will

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Geeks on a Ferry – August 14

Posted: August 10th, 2012 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, News  
Application developers, entrepreneurs, designers and students who are interested  the Evergreen Apps Challenge and government data are invited to take a ferry ride from Seattle to Bremerton and work on their entries.  Geeks on a Ferry will take place August 14 from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. aboard a Washington State Ferry

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Evergreen Apps Challenge announces statewide events

Posted: August 1st, 2012 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online  
Seattle, King County and Washington State are teaming up to offer more than $75,000 in prize money for development of apps that use government data and stimulate economic development throughout the state. State support comes from the Washington State Broadband Office which is a program of the state Department of Commerce. The

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Comments to FCC support digital literacy and broadband

Posted: May 4th, 2012 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, News  
This week the City of Seattle and the Washington State Council on Digital Inclusion submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on proposed changes in rules that would expand telephone support programs to include broadband deployment and adoption. Comments support the FCC’s desire to use savings from the Lifeline Program/Universal Services

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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

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