Internet access is no longer a luxury—it’s a necessary public good.
If elected mayor, I will immediately convene a task force to get public input and design a true municipal broadband network. One that we will own, that will reduce costs to our residents, increase our economic vitality, and increase equity. Just as prior generations of Seattleites wisely launched a public power utility; just as they secured safe drinking water from the Cascade mountains; now it is our turn to secure a truly open and robust internet access for Seattle residents. A utility not run for corporate profit, but one that is run for our benefit. More details here.