Former Mayor Mike McGinn discusses the Pioneer Square broadband project with then City of Seattle CTO Bill Schrier

Seattle’s ‘chief geek’ Bill Schrier to step down May 2

Chief Technology Officer Bill Schrier announced his retirement today after more than 30 years of service to the city. “Bill Schrier has been an effective and innovative leader in helping Seattle use technology to support our residents, our businesses, and an open government,” said Mayor McGinn in a statement. “Under his leadership Seattle has begun… Read More

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Broadband: Does the city of Seattle really need to step in?

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is pushing to bring high-speed fiber-optic connections to businesses in the city, starting in Pioneer Square. But how far should the city go into an area where private companies compete? The latest episode of the public affairs program City Inside/Out on the Seattle Channel does a nice job exploring the debate over… Read More