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NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Councilmember Bruce Harrell Introduces New Beacon Hill Broadband Pilot Project
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
6/4/2013  4:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Vinh Tang, Councilmember Harrell's Office, 206-684-8804

Dana Robinson Slote  (206) 615-0061


Councilmember Bruce A. Harrell


Councilmember Bruce Harrell Introduces New Beacon Hill Broadband Pilot Project


Seattle - The Council's Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee will host a working discussion with residents of the Beacon Hill neighborhood on a pilot project to install new broadband equipment for higher internet speeds.

The pilot will implement new mitigation procedures to support broadband deployment, while expanding input opportunities for all residents served by a proposed broadband project. The pilot project is intended to strike a balance between upgrading and deploying next generation broadband equipment and maintaining a neighborhood's character and aesthetics.

"We are listening to the concerns of the residents in Beacon Hill and acting to change the way the city does business to deliver next generation broadband speeds," said Councilmember Bruce Harrell. "Reliable, high-speed broadband service is critical to develop our local economy, small businesses and capacity to telecommute to work."

WHAT: Discussion on new Beacon Hill Broadband Pilot Project

WHEN: Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Council Chambers, 2nd floor, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle 98104

WHO: Councilmember Bruce A. Harrell, Councilmember Mike O'Brien, Councilmember Nick Licata, North Beacon Hill Community Council, Beacon Hill Residents, UPTUN (Upping Technology for Underserved Neighbors), CenturyLink



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