Exploring Municipal Broadband in Seattle with Chris Mitchell

The City of Seattle realizes there is a need for increased broadband throughout the city and Mayor Murray has outlined his path forward in the Broadband Initiative, including the potential for a municipal broadband option. The City of Seattle’s Citizens’ Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board is exploring implications of a municipally-owned broadband system in Seattle […] Read more »

Low Income Broadband Plans

On February 17, 2014, CTTAB sent a letter to Wave Broadband inquiring about low income Internet access plans. Other Internet providers have low income plans that qualify subscribers and offer plans as low as $10 a month for Internet access. While restrictions apply, these plans do provide an option for Seattle residents. For a full […] Read more »

April 8 Meeting Minutes

April 8th meeting minutes.  Topics covered include: Public Comment, Interim Department of Information Technology Director, Comcast cable refranchising, Hacking events, Seattle Channel programs and diversity, and committee reports on broadband, tech matching fund grants, Get Online for jobs education, privacy, and public engagement, status of board positions. These resources were mentioned in the meeting: Hack […] Read more »

Minutes: December 12 CTTAB meeting

Minutes of the December 2013 Citizens Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board CTTAB Minutes December 10th, 2013, 6-8 PM Seattle Municipal Tower: 700 – Fifth Avenue Room 1756 (17th floor)   Attending:   Public: Andrew Baehr, Nancy Sherman, Dorene Cornwell, Margie Nicosia Secretary note: Nancy Sherman and Margie Nicosia provided introductions during the election agenda item: […] Read more »

City Advisory Board comments on broadband and telecom cabinet rules

The Citizens Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board (CTTAB) sent a letter to Mayor McGinn and Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Director Peter Hahn concerning broadband development in Seattle and urging action to revise the rules concerning placement of telecommunication cabinets on property in the right of way (e.g. median strip between sidewalks and the street).   […] Read more »

September minutes

 Citizens Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board Minutes (Draft) September 10, 2013, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Municipal Tower: 700 – Fifth Avenue,  Room 2750 (27th floor) Comments can be provided to CommunityTechnology@seattle.gov for distribution to the Board or posted via Twitter including a mention of @CTTAB or the #CTTAB hashtag.  Attending: CTTAB Members: Rob […] Read more »