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 »

September 30 Get Online Learning & the Web meeting notes

Get Online Learning & the Web Committee Meeting 9/30 Meeting Agenda 24th Floor Seattle Municipal Tower or 206-615-1200 call in    Item 1: Learning & the Web – overview & housekeeping(15 min) Everyone have access to the docs on Google Drive? Timeline Brainstorming document Notes from last meeting Notes:   Ann, Sarah, Jon (phone), Nourisha, […] Read more »

July 2 Get Online Learning & the Web meeting notes

Get Online Learning & the Web Committee Meeting Kick-off Meeting Agenda July 2, 2014 Attending: Sean McDonald, Jon Madamba, David Keyes, Vicky Yuki Item 1: GO Jobs & the Internet (20 min) Statistics What’s been done so far Ideas for enhancing the user experience (brainstorm) Notes: 2,750 users; 6,430 sessions; 6,873 page views; 2200 new […] 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 »

NLC Digital Inclusion mobile workshop materials

On Nov. 13th,  David Keyes, with Sabra Schneider and staff, led a mobile workshop of 52 attendees from towns and cities across the country who were in Seattle for the National League of Cities Congress. The workshop visited Neighborhood House at Rainier Vista and the STAR special technology learning center at Center Park.  Presentations covered […] Read more »

Seattle neighborhoods prep their voices for Low Power Radio (LPFM)

October 15th was the day the FCC had planned to start accepting license applications for new Low Power FM community radio licenses.  The government shutdown temporarily delayed the applications, but that didn’t stop the LPFM party in Seattle.  See a map of Seattle/Puget Sound Applicants.  A room full of potential applicants from Seattle and the […] Read more »

Technology Matching Fund project recommendations

Here are the recommendations for 2013 projects to be funded by the Technology Matching Fund/Community Technology Program/Department of Information Technology. These recommendations came after review of the applications by the Digital Inclusion and Technology Matching Fund Committee. All of these projects were approved by the Mayor and City Council. Committee, as last presented to the […] Read more »