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Seattle IT’s CTO takes the fight for Net Neutrality to our Nation’s capital

Seattle IT Chief Technology Officer Michael Mattmiller joined leaders from three other major cities to fight for #NetNeutrality. The four leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. earlier this month to discuss concern over the federal government’s handling of a trio of issues including Internet privacy, local authority of public assets, and a… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Channel wins national Excellence in Government Programming award, Tony Perez wins Member of the Year

Seattle Channel was named among the best municipal television stations in the nation when it received the prestigious Excellence in Government Programming award last night from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), which held its annual national conference in Seattle this week. Additionally, the city-operated TV station… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Invites Civic Hackers to Take on Challenges of Aging

The City of Seattle invites data scientists, developers, designers, urban planners, and anyone with an interest in aging and accessibility to A City for All hackathon September 22-24. At the event, teams will have an opportunity to work together to address issues affecting the young and old of all abilities… [ Keep reading ]

Visiting a Seattle park this summer? Take a virtual tour before you go

When Seattle IT’s Shelly Smith got lost on her way to a meeting in Magnuson Park, she pulled out her phone’s navigation app and found there was not enough information to guide her to where she needed to be. She’d heard of Google advertising their Trekker cameras and thought it… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Awards $430,000 for Digital Equity

The Seattle City Council today, August 7, voted unanimously to award $430,000 in Technology Matching Funds to 15 local organizations. Technology Matching Fund projects are part of the City’s Digital Equity Initiative that works to increase connectivity, digital skills training, and provides devices and technology support. “We are committed to closing… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Heat Wave

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Seattle and surrounding areas from Tuesday afternoon through Friday night. The City of Seattle is preparing public spaces to be used by residents to stay cool, as well as tips to stay safe during periods of high heat. See… [ Keep reading ]

FCC Notice of Inquiry on Multiple Tenant Environments

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is a Federal agency much in the news these days. They conduct government oversight of the nation’s telecommunications industry, including Internet Service Providers and cable TV companies. The spotlight is on the FCC right now because they are considering changing the rules about net neutrality…. [ Keep reading ]

The City of Seattle Wins Two National Awards for Digital Equity

The Seattle Information Technology Department was honored with two awards by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). Seattle IT’s Strategic Plan for Facilitating Equitable Access to Wireless Broadband was awarded the 2017 Community Broadband Strategic Plan of the Year. The Technology Matching Fund was awarded the 2017… [ Keep reading ]

Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality

July 12, 2017 –The internet is the utility of the 21st century. It brings access to education, economic opportunities, and ultimately an improved quality of life. For more than twenty years the City of Seattle has sought to close the digital divide, making sure that all of our community members… [ Keep reading ]