Mayor Mike McGinn announces plan to develop “ultra-fast broadband network”

The lowdown: Seattle mayor Mike McGinn today announced an agreement with broadband developer Gigabit Squared to operate a high-speed fiber network in Seattle in 12 neighborhoods using the city’s unused “dark fiber” network. We’ve updated the story below, including more detailed information about the test project. Here’s the full press release. UPDATE 11:40 A.M. A… Read More

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Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn: We are the city of the future

When Seattle hosted the World’s Fair 50 years ago, people predicted a 2012 full of flying cars and jetpacks. Of course, that hasn’t happened yet. But speaking to a packed house Thursday night as part of Ignite Seattle, Mayor Mike McGinn made it clear that those same people were correct about at least one thing…. Read More