The local advocacy group Upping Technology for Underserved Neighborhoods (UPTUN) is collecting signatures on a letter to Seattle Department of Transportation asking for changes that would help bring broadband improvements to the Central District and Beacon Hill.
UPTUN’s blog has more details on the efforts:
Hey all, UPTUN’s going to be sending a letter to SDOT to try to force some change to the Director’s Rule that’s effectively blocking new broadband equipment from rolling out in Beacon Hill and the other underserved areas of Seattle. Most of us are stuck with the choice of a cable provider or nothing for high-speed internet. Well, we’re all tired of it. It’s time to take action.
UPTUN plans to collect as many signatures as possible before mailing the letter on Saturday. If you’re interested in reading the letter and signing it, read the full letter here and then click over to the UPTUN blog and leave a comment with your (real) name and affiliation — for example, “John Doe (owner, Central District Widgets).”