by Ansel Herz
on Thu, May 22, 2014 at 10:45 AM
Brett Hamil nails it in his latest vlog:
The mayor's office replied on Twitter that it's "looking at municipal broadband as a solution" and recently "allocated staff in our office who's [sic] only job is working on this issue."
As Goldy reported in January, Seattle City Light is replacing 410,000 manually read power meters across the city with digital "smart readers" starting next year. If the political will is there, City Light could wire these meters using fiber optic cable, "offering speeds 10 to 20 times faster than current top offerings—plus voice and TV—at a much more affordable price."
"Any word on tying municipal broadband fiber optic to City Light's smart meter installation in 2015? If not, why not?" Hamil asked mayor's office in response.