Posts for 'Technology'

FCC Reverses State Authority to Preempt Municipal Innovation

February 26th, 2015

The FCC prevents states and private companies from restricting new ways cities can connect people to the information they need.


UP #363: Comcast-Time Warner Merger and the Public Interest

February 17th, 2015

A Resolution calling for public-interest obligations to be required of any merger between Comcast & Time Warner Cable.


Supporting Digital Equity

August 4th, 2014

The City has awarded 23 organizations a total of $320,000 in Technology Matching Funds.


Urban Politics #347: My Bold New Plan for Pedestrian Safety Downtown

April 1st, 2014

I’m introducing legislation to wrap foam padding around poles along sidewalks to reduce physical harm to inattentive pedestrian texters.


Comcast Cable Franchise Renewal

March 31st, 2014

You have until May 31st to give the City a piece of your mind regarding Comcast’s cable service in Seattle.


Urban Politics #343: Accountability in the City Budget

December 9th, 2013

Next year, the City’s new Startup Seattle program will provide the Council a 3-year work plan and identify monetary and in-kind commitments from non-city partners.


Technology Matching Fund Awards

August 14th, 2013

This past Monday, the Seattle City Council approved $320,000 in Technology Matching Funds to support twenty-four community technology projects across the city.


Steamed Over Arts Education

May 13th, 2013

Just as important as engineering and math is the innovative thinking and creativity that can allow science to be more than merely an exercise.


A Free Wi-Fi Network for Seattle?

February 19th, 2013

The FCC is proposing giving away unlicensed portions of the digital spectrum to allow for super Wi-Fi networks across the nation.


Urban Politics #321: Social Media and Urban Politics

April 17th, 2012

I wonder how many of you remember receiving my first e-newsletter, Urban Politics (UP) #01, back in 1996? It addressed transferring the Freeway Park garage to the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. In 1996, one would start their modem, wait 30 seconds to log on, check email, perhaps spend a few minutes chatting with an AOL buddy. One could browse, but there was no YouTube, Huffington Post or Wikipedia. There was no FaceBook, Twitter or Google Search to browse to. There was no such thing as a blog.