Original Post: 18 April 2008
On Wednesday, April 16th, the Seattle City Council’s Energy and Technology Committee released $185,000 to allow the City to develop an RFP for a fiber-to-the-premise network. This could be quite an historic day for Seattle. I think the high speeds possible with a fiber optic network to every home and business will allow applications which transform the lives of the people of Seattle, as well as our economy. Such applications include two-way high-definition television. I’ll write more about these applications at another time. More info will be posted on the City’s website shortly.