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Sep 13

UPTUN News & Views SUMMER 2011

UPTUN News & Views SUMMER 2011 by Tracy Bier, UPTUN To spur efforts to re-mobilize, UPTUN Work Team members Tracy Bier and Walt Niemela met downtown with the City of Seattle Office of Technology officials – Bill Schrier (Chief), Tony Perez, Erin Devoto It was sunny outside August 25 when Chief of Seattle Technology Bill Schrier got …

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Apr 28

UPTUN interview in Seattle Met Magazine

Wanna make someone from Beacon Hill spontaneously combust? Ask about their Internet service. “Oh, I’m pissed,” says Sebastian Kohlmeier, a Microsoft employee who moved into the neighborhood in 2008. He’s all but given up trying to conduct online conference calls from home because he regularly clocks download speeds south of two megabytes per second, even …

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Mar 22

UPTUN March 2011 Meeting Notes

UPTUN Upping Technology for Underserved Neighbors Meeting Notes,  March 7, 2011  Beacon Lutheran Church, 7  –  8:30 pm www.uptun.org Summary: UPTUN held a forum attended by the public, representatives from the City of Seattle, the Seattle University School of law, and the broadband providers that serve the city. We discussed the problems that exist and …

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Mar 22

Q&A From UPTUN’s March 2011 Meeting

Questions and Answers: Q:  What can the city council do to improve the broadband situation in Seattle? A:(Harrell) – FTTH (Fiber To The Home) is at the low end estimated at $700 million, if we can build that we would be posed for success as a city. The challenge is where to get the money. …

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Mar 07

UPTUN Meeting – March 2011

Mon., March 7, 2011, 7 – 8:30 PM Upping Technology for Underserved Neighbors (UPTUN) Beacon Lutheran Church (Beacon Hill Neighborhood) 1720 Forest Street South 98144 UPTUN group holds first 2011 quarterly meeting “Nightmares & Hope: Broadstripe & City of Seattle Franchise” To address technology improvements for underserved neighbors, several technology leaders will participate: Bruce Harrell, …

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Feb 24

UPTUN on KUOW

Sebastian, one of our members, gave an interview with KUOW (Seattle’s NPR affiliate) about UPTUN and our next meeting. http://kuow.org/program.php?id=22716

Feb 16

UPTUN discussed on Central District News

Our upcoming meeting was discussed on Central District News: http://www.centraldistrictnews.com/2011/02/16/internet-cable-tv-nightmares-opportunities-meeting-discussion

Jun 24

UPTUN meeting – June 2010

Report on our last meeting on June 24, 2010, 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Bank of America Conference Room, Promenade Plaza, at 23rd and Jackson Next UPTUN community forum late September 2010. UPTUN volunteers needed. Regular UPTUN workgroup meetings are open to new volunteers – contact Tracy Bier for more information. Service problems?  Don’t be silent.  Contact …

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