Posts categorized under Megan Coppersmith, Author at Tech Talk

City of Seattle offers funding to increase digital equity 

The City of Seattle invites community organizations and nonprofits to apply for grants up to $50,000 each to help make Seattle a more digitally equitable community. The City seeks applications for projects that increase access to free or low-cost broadband, empower residents with digital literacy skills, and ensure affordable, available… [ Keep reading ]

Happy Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Month. How will you celebrate? Seattle IT put together some simple, proactive steps to protect personal, medical, financial, and other sensitive information online. Take these steps to prevent misuse, abuse, and unauthorized disclosure of your information. • Regularly review and set security and privacy settings for online… [ Keep reading ]

Do you have an opinion on Wave Broadband services?

We’d like to hear from you! Wave Broadband’s cable franchise to operate in the City of Seattle expires November 2017. As part of the franchise renewal process, the City is gathering input from community members on future cable-related interests and needs. If you’re a Wave Broadband customer, we’d like to… [ Keep reading ]

CenturyLink Announces Prism TV Price Increase

CenturyLink announced that the price of Prism TV video service will increase by $7.00, effective with March 18, 2016 billings. Except for customers who are on a ‘Price Lock’ agreement, the increase will effect all service packages and promotional offers. With the price increase CenturyLink’s new standard service rates will… [ Keep reading ]

City launches new Seattle.gov

The City of Seattle recently launched its redesigned website, http://www.seattle.gov/, to better connect the public with their government. “Seattle.gov should reflect the City’s vibrant and innovative spirit,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “Thanks to the hard work of our Department of Information Technology’s Citywide Web team, the updated site makes it… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle releases municipal broadband feasibility report

The City of Seattle today released the City of Seattle Fiber-to-the-Premises Feasibility Study, a feasibility study originally commissioned in December 2014 as part of Mayor Ed Murray’s three-part broadband internet strategy. Read the report here. “Broadband internet service is a necessity in the 21st century but many Seattle residents don’t… [ Keep reading ]

WAVE Broadband cable customers: We want to hear from you!

Seattle’s cable franchise with WAVE expires in 2017. We’re gathering community input as we prepare for negotiating the new franchise. Join our first community meeting on the WAVE franchise renewal: Monday, June 8, 2015 6 – 7:30 pm Douglass-Truth Library 23rd & Yesler, Seattle, WA Can’t make this meeting?… [ Keep reading ]

Join Us For Seattle Speaks: “Privacy Politics”

In our open data, cloud computing world, privacy is a key issue that continually needs to be addressed. The City of Seattle recently adopted its own set of Privacy Principles to keep our citizens informed and protected and to provide transparency.  Our department-specific  Privacy Tool Kits will be implemented in the coming months. Seattle is taking the lead on… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t Throw Your Electronics Away! e-Cycle Them!

Recycling is easy: paper, plastic, compost. You also take your old clothes or furniture to your favorite charitable thrift shop. But what about your old computers, monitors, or other old technology? Now you can safely recycle your outdated electronics. Interconnection.org will e-cycle anything with a cord. Bring your laptops, desktops,… [ Keep reading ]

Business broadband survey

UPDATE: The date has been extended! The new deadline is March 31. The City of Seattle is looking for broadband input from Seattle businesses. This survey asks about your current broadband services and whether they meet your needs; your satisfaction with the services that are currently available to business owners… [ Keep reading ]