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Tag: digital inclusion

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

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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$75,000 in prizes for best apps – deadline Sept 6

Posted: August 30th, 2012 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, News  
The State of Washington, King County, and the City of Seattle are alerting local applications developers that the deadline for submitting apps to the Evergreen Apps Challenge is only one week away. Eligible entries should be submitted before 5 pm PST on Thursday, Sept 6. The Challenge is open to people who

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