Agenda for 4/27 Cable & Broadband Subcommittee meeting

This Monday, April 27th is our next regularly scheduled Cable and Broadband Committee meeting for the Community Technology Advisory Board. We will meet at 6:30pm at O’Asian Restaurant – 800 5th Avenue in downtown Seattle (w/ free parking in the garage below!). At each meeting, we discuss topics related to the accessibility, affordability, and deployment […] Read more »

Position statement: Low-Income Internet Access

The following position statement was adopted by CTTAB at its 3/10/15 meeting. Position Statement: Low-Income Internet Access Internet access is critical for anyone to keep up in modern American society. Everything from education, job seeking, banking and most government services are routinely offered online. The lack of an Internet connection puts people at a profound […] Read more »

Position statement: Elimination of the Cable Franchise Districts from the Cable Code

The following position statement was approved by CTTAB at its 3/10/15 meeting. Position Statement: Elimination of Cable Districts from the Cable Code The cable code of Seattle regulates how cable franchises are granted within the City’s jurisdiction. Currently, there are two franchisees, Comcast and Wave, with CenturyLink being a potential new entrant in the near […] Read more »

December 9th CTTAB Meeting Minutes

City of Seattle Citizens Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board (CTTAB) 12/9/2014 Minutes Topics covered included: Chief Technology Officer Michael Mattmiller report; committee reports and summary of 2014 accomplishments; election of officers for 2015; selection of committees to develop work plans for January drafts; wrap/next steps. This meeting was held December 9. 2014; 6:00-8:00, Seattle Municipal […] Read more »

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 »