Seattle is known around the world as a home for innovators and entrepreneurs. But that reputation doesn't last forever. You have to keep innovating, keep building, and keep working in order to stay competitive. Today, businesses of all kinds rely on high speed internet in order to operate. That's true of retailers and our maritime and industrial sector, just as it's true for our tech sector. Our residents need fiber broadband as well as part of their daily lives at home, on the go, or as they create and innovate.
We cannot rely on aging and outdated infrastructure to meet Seattle's Internet service needs.
That's why we are working to connect our neighborhoods with high speed fiber broadband internet. We’ve brought fiber broadband to Pioneer Square. We're working with partners like Gigabit Squared and the University of Washington to use our existing “dark fiber” as the backbone of a new fiber broadband network. It won’t happen overnight. But we are beginning the work of building a 21st century Internet infrastructure for Seattle.