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Slow Broadband for Low Income, Map Doesn’t Tell Full Story

The federal broadband map is a start at showing broad gaps in coverage, but is far from telling the story of real speed, cost, actual service availability and upload capacity. A study published by the The Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University School of Communications raises a significant issues of “Do Low-Income Households Get Slow Broadband by Design?”

Join CTO at City Business Casual

CTO to join Councilmember Bruce Harrell and Chamber’s Phil Bussey at City Business Casual this month

Mobile Computer Training for Refugees from Burma

Starting in Jan, 2011, the Coalition of Refugees from Burma’s Mobile Computer Literacy Training team began delivering computer literacy training to newly arrived refugees from Burma in languages understood by refugees. The CRB  provides weekly computer literacy training. Three hour long computer literacy classes are held in Tukwila on Saturdays… [ Keep reading ]

My.Seattle.Gov for City business

New site makes it easier to do business with the City of Seattle. Personalize your site at My.Seattle.Gov.

What do you think of public access TV?

Online survey and questionnaire about future of public access TV

Online survey: future of public access in Seattle

Please share your vision, opinions and suggestions on the future of public access television in Seattle.  An online survey and questionnaire are available until January 21, 2011, at http://www.seattle.gov/cable/publicaccesstv.htm Thank you for participating!

Public workshop on public access television

City and Advisory Board seek public input on future of public access television in Seattle.

Federal Funding for South Park Bridge comes thru!

Federal TIGER funds to replace the South Park bridge were just announced. See the King County news announcement from King Cty Exec Dow Constantine with Sen. Patty Murray. The bridge won’t be finished until late 2013. Efforts underway to market local businesses online are still critical to helping keep the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Still Needs Public Access Television

The City of Seattle faces difficult budget decisions for 2011-12. Given all the budget pressure, can we still afford to subsidize public access television? The answer is yes, but given the significant changes in video and Internet technology, we should be able to do so less expensively than in the past, and with a competitively awarded contract. We need to look for a broader range of support rather than just a subsidy from Seattle’s cable television subscribers.

Local group receives stimulus funds

  Congratulations to the Communities Connect Network (CCN)/EdLab Group for receiving a $4.1 million public computing center grant from the Department of Commerce NTIA Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP), as part of the federal stimulus funding.  The grant will increase access to technology and essential services, develop job skills, and… [ Keep reading ]