Follow us:

Microsoft Pri0

Welcome to Microsoft Pri0: That's Microspeak for top priority, and that's the news and observations you'll find here from Seattle Times technology reporter Matt Day.

May 22, 2006 at 3:23 PM

Help wanted: broadband builder

The city of Seattle is looking for private partners to help build a broadband network to deliver high-speed Internet access to every home, and it should find out which players, if any, are interested by July 7, the deadline for responding to today’s Request for Interest.

Seattle is aiming for a network that uses fiber optic to the premises, or FTTP, rather than Wi-Fi wireless technology chosen by cities like San Francisco and Philadelphia. A volunteer task force concluded that fiber optic is a better long-term solution, though it’s also more expensive.

Check out this report for a comparison of various approaches to citywide Internet access.

Comments | More in Wireless & telecom

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►