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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?”

Using Google forms to survey community members

Google Forms – free for those with Google accounts – can perform many of the same functions as an online tool like Surveymonkey.  Since Surveymonkey charges a monthly fee for surveys over 10 questions long, it’s worth exploring Google Forms to find out if you can send out effective surveys… [ Keep reading ]

Volunteer for our Get Online! event

On Thursday, November 18, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, many computer learning centers in Central and South Seattle will be hosting events to help community members Get Online! There will be activities and demonstrations on many topics, including: social networking, posting/viewing photos online, paying bills online, using email, accessing… [ 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 ]

Using wikis for online community building

Netsquared, an initiative of Techsoup Global, hosted a session earlier this year called “How Nonprofits Can Use Wikis + Online Community Building.”  You can view a video of the session’s three wiki-experts here and learn about this simple collaborative tool. One quote from the Adam Frey, the co-creator of Wikispaces,… [ Keep reading ]

Neighborhood group web tool survey

If you participate in a neighborhood or community group, I’d sincerely appreciate it if you take a few minutes to fill out a short, 6-question online survey about your web tool use.  As a Masters of Public Administration student at the University of Washington, I’m in the process completing my… [ Keep reading ]

Welcome to the Seattle Communities Online blog!

We’re excited to announce the launch of the Seattle Communities Online blog, part of the Department of Information Technology’s Tech Talk blog.  Here, you can find news, tips, and stories aimed at helping you connect with your neighborhood online. The Seattle Communities Online project was created in response to neighborhood… [ Keep reading ]