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CTTAB to hear from CenturyLink and Wave cable

The Citizens Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Committee (CTTAB) will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. in room 2750 of Seattle Municipal Tower. On the agenda are representatives from CenturyLink who will discuss their broadband development in Seattle and their new low cost internet program for low income customers and representatives from… [ Keep reading ]

City to Award Tech Grants

The city is awarding $320,000 in technology grants to 23 community projects to close the digital divide and increase public engagement. See a list and descriptions of these tech access, literacy and e-civic engagement projects at and a map of the grantee organizations at These projects will reach thousands of residents with employment […]

TMF Success Stories – Alliance for People with DisAbilities

Alliance Hopes to Increase Empowerment and Rates of Employment for Disabled Population in King County With help from the Bill Wright Technology Matching fund, the Alliance of People with disAbilities invested in a new area of expertise this year, a tec…

Seattle’s Citizens’ Telecom Tech Board meets at STAR Center

Seattle’s Citizens’ Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board (CTTAB) met last night at the STAR Center, an adaptive computer lab for people living with disabilities.

Don’t miss Brainstorm this month

Join the City of Seattle and Seattle’s computer labs to “Get Online” October 3 through 8 for a week’s worth of workshops, classes and open houses on how technology and the Internet can work for you. Find out how in this month’s community tech ezine, Brainstorm. If you have Broadstripe cable… [ Keep reading ] named Best of the Web was named the country’s best city web portal for an unprecedented third time. The award for Best of the Web in the city category comes from the Center for Digital Government.  Seattle also won Best of the Web in 2000 and 2006. Data.Seattle.Gov was also named a Digital Government… [ Keep reading ]

TMF Success Stories: Denny Terrace

The Denny Terrace Computer Lab is a very unique computer learning center. First of all, it is a “mini-lab,” housing three computers, a printer, a scanner and a copier. Also, the lab is managed by residents of the Denny Terrace building. Finally, and most importantly, volunteers showed overwhelming support for the lab and far surpassed […]

Youth In Focus TMF Project Update

During Sept – July, Youth in Focus executed new digital photography projects with other local youth organizations,  Friends of the Children, Cleveland High School, Rainier Scholars, and Treehouse.  Over the course of the project, 50 youth used computers and technology in creative ways.   They gained the sense that technology is a tool to help them express themselves, […]

Neighborhood House TMF Project Update

During April – June, Neighborhood House has continued the Digital Connectors program at the Rainier Vista Computer Lab.  They also added an I-BEST Technology Bridge class provided by Seattle Central Community College and an ESL basic class taught by a volunteer.   Some of the students in the class included young men recently arrived from Eritrea […]

First Tee of Seattle TMF Project Update

With Technology Matching Funds the First Tee of Greater Seattle  added new camcorders and IMacs to their First Tee Learning Center. The 105 students in the program are using the new technology in a variety of ways. Students are learning video skills to create “goal ladders” to assess their current positions and set attainable goals based on […]