broadband http://kuow.org en Seattle Reconsidering Building A City Owned Broadband Network http://kuow.org/post/seattle-reconsidering-building-city-owned-broadband-network <p>Ross Reynolds talks with <a href="http://schrier.wordpress.com/">Bill Schrier</a>, City of Seattle's former chief technology officer, about the challenges to building a municipal broadband network in Seattle. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:58:11 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Andy Hurst 32301 at http://kuow.org Seattle Reconsidering Building A City Owned Broadband Network How Seattle's Bid For Faster, Cheaper Internet Fell Apart http://kuow.org/post/how-seattles-bid-faster-cheaper-internet-fell-apart <p></p><p>Network engineer Lee Kirk was working for Comcast when a friend of his tried to hire him away to Gigabit Squared Seattle for a partnership between the company and the city to improve Internet service in the area.</p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 15:15:02 +0000 Amy Radil 26893 at http://kuow.org How Seattle's Bid For Faster, Cheaper Internet Fell Apart Ed Murray: Comcast Donations Won't Stop Me From Supporting Internet Competition http://kuow.org/post/ed-murray-comcast-donations-wont-stop-me-supporting-internet-competition <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of Mayor Mike </span>McGinn’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> campaign promises when he ran in 2009 was to extend high-speed Internet in Seattle. <a href="http://kuow.org/post/mayor-mcginns-broadband-dreams-slow-materialize">Now the city is partnering </a>with&nbsp; Gigabit Squared to extend high-speed service that, while initially limited to a few neighborhoods, could compete favorably with Comcast.</span> Sat, 02 Nov 2013 00:40:08 +0000 Amy Radil 23138 at http://kuow.org Ed Murray: Comcast Donations Won't Stop Me From Supporting Internet Competition Mayor McGinn's Broadband Dreams Slow To Materialize http://kuow.org/post/mayor-mcginns-broadband-dreams-slow-materialize <p>When Mike McGinn <a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20090327095822/http://mcginnformayor.com/">ran for mayor in 2009</a>, he campaigned on the promise of high-speed internet for all of Seattle. But once elected, he struggled to implement anything close to that. Four years later McGinn still presides over a city of internet haves and have-nots. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:51:02 +0000 Amy Radil 16613 at http://kuow.org Mayor McGinn's Broadband Dreams Slow To Materialize Seattle: Welcome To The Internet Fast Lane http://kuow.org/post/seattle-welcome-internet-fast-lane <p></p><p>Seattle is launching a pilot project to bring ultra high-speed broadband service the city. The city is working with the University of Washington and the tech company, Gigabit Squared, to launch the new service.</p><p>There will be 12 “demonstration fiber projects” in neighborhoods around the city. Ross Reynolds talks with Ed Lazowska, who holds the Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Chair in computer science and engineering at the UW, about the pilot program. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 22:49:45 +0000 Ross Reynolds 5127 at http://kuow.org