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 with two forums at City Hall with Christopher Mitchell, Director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.
Lunch & Learn: Chris Mitchell on Community-owned Networks – Exploring the Realities of a Municipally-owned Seattle Broadband Provider
Seattle City Hall / Wednesday, October 8th / Noon – 1 PM / Boards and Commissions Conference Room L-280
http://seattlemunicipalbroadbandlunch.bpt.me (forum is free – registering in advance helps for set-up)
Evening Public Forum: Exploring Municipal Broadband in Seattle with Chris Mitchell
Seattle City Hall / Wednesday, October 8th / 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM / Bertha Knight Landes Room
http://seattlemunicipalbroadband.bpt.me (forum is free – registering in advance helps for set-up)