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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 to using the […]

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Seattle: How online are we? Find out May 22nd at 6 p.m.!

Posted: May 12th, 2014 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, Director's Desk, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online, Tech Boss Banter  

Join us May 22nd, 6-8 p.m. at Seattle Goodwill’s new training center as we release new findings on technology access and adoption by Seattle residents. Learn what more than 2,600 residents who participated in phone and online surveys and focus groups in multiple languages had to say about their use, concerns, and barriers to using […]

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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 with students who […]

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December brainstorm eZine now online

Posted: December 5th, 2013 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, News  

The December Brainstorm, City of Seattle Community Technology Program eZine, is now online. View it here. This month, we feature: 2013 Brainstorm Survey; Seattle Channel’s new mobile app; Seattle hosts National League of Cities Congress & digital inclusion workshop; Iu-Mien American Association’s new computer literacy program; Seattle Public Library’s Tech Impact survey Seattle the top […]

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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 necessary for us […]

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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.

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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 responses will help […]

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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 grupos comunitarios o […]

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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 broadband deployment and […]

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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 Yuki at 206-233-7877 […]

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