We already have Seattle City Light. It's time for Seattle City Internet.
Imagine trying to apply for a job without internet access. Or being forced to study late into the night outside of a public wireless hotspot.
One in six of our neighbors currently lack home internet access. It's hard to get ahead when you can't get online.
It's time to ensure all residents have high quality, affordable internet access.
Our city is world famous as a technological innovator. Home to huge tech companies and small nimble startups, it is an embarrassment that our local infrastructure lags behind small towns in Idaho and Tennessee.
If we are going to live up to our reputation, it's time we Upgrade our local telecommunications grid.
Your Internet Service Provider takes you for granted. They know you have limited other choices, if any. That's why they keep raising your rates without increasing your quality of service.
Comcast and CenturyLink offer some of the worst customer service experiences in the nation. Comcast is being sued for illegally deceiving their customers
We all need the option to break up with our ISP.
A free and open internet has inspired all of us to innovate in ways previously unimaginable. Start up companies, grassroots movements, and local artists and producers all rely on the frameworks of Network Neutrality to share and connect online.
The Federal Communications Commission has put the internet as we know it at risk.
Our local internet utility will guarantee all residents have access to an equal playing field online.
Comcast has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars lobbying City Hall. They've spent exorbitantly in our local elections, donating to politicians and financing independent expenditures.
All to prevent voters from getting the chance to decide for themselves what is right for Seattle.
It's time we show them Seattle isn't for sale.
MUNICIPAL INTERNET IS AN INVESTMENT IN SEATTLE
A public internet utility will collectively save Seattle residents $80 million a year. That's more dollars in your pocket every month to spend in local shops and restaurants.
Even better, every dollar spent on our local utility stays in our community. A local public utility creates strong middle class jobs for local residents.