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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 ]

Public Computing BTOP grant awarded

The Communities Connect Network (CCN)/EdLab Group has been awarded 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. Residents in Seattle and across Washington State will benefit from today’s joint announcement by the Department… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor/Council announce $300k in community tech awards

Mayor Mike McGinn and the City Council jointly announced today that 24 Seattle community organizations will receive a total of $300,000 in Technology Matching Fund grants to promote access, job skills, education, and civic engagement.  See the press release about these great community projects with links to a map and… [ Keep reading ]

Free Seminar from Idealware

Interested in a free seminar through Idealware? On Thursday, July 29, from 1 to 2:30 (Eastern time), Idealware is conducting a free webinar where you and your organization can learn about affordable ways to help your network use technology more effectively. Click here to register and/or learn more about this… [ Keep reading ]

2010 Tech Matching Fund Awards Moved through Council

2010 and 2009 Technology Matching Fund grantees filled City Council Chambers in a show of support of CB 116919, which authorizes $300,000 to support technology programs, staffing and equipment in Seattle. For the video clip of the Seattle City Council briefing on July 21, where representatives from over 20 organizations… [ Keep reading ]

Green Computing

Have you spent much time wondering about green computing?  No, it is not taking your iPad with you to the Irish pub on St. Patricks day.  A good technology operations manager has to live and breathe green computing 24 hours a day.   We have to understand the implications to power and cooling… [ Keep reading ]