One year after survey, city’s out with ‘how you use tech’ report

May 23, 2014 at 1:01 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle online | 4 Comments

More than a year after city government invited Seattleites to take a survey about how we use technology – the Internet, cell phones, etc. – the results are out. Along with the online survey, the city says it also polled some residents by phone, and other via in-person focus groups – 2,600 participants overall. Here are the highlights (sample finding – almost everybody wants faster Internet!); here’s the full report.

4 Comments

  1. I’d go for a viable alternative to comcast…

    Comment by marco — 1:54 pm May 23, 2014 #

  2. So, they ask about “interest in high-speed broadband services” and Netflix/streaming video isn’t specifically listed? Isn’t that the single greatest use of internet bandwidth right now?

    Comment by CS — 2:12 pm May 23, 2014 #

  3. Do you know what’s going on in 17th and Barton there’s a chopper flying over and a cop running around ?

    Comment by ana — 2:42 pm May 23, 2014 #

  4. It took one year to count 2600 survey responses. Dare I ask why and at what cost? I wonder if they chose not to use technology to review responses out of fear it would be a conflict of interest, given the survey topic.

    @CS: What would a specific question about Netflix contribute to this report? They didn’t ask about Hulu, iTunes, Amazon, or any other specific site because that granular level of detail wasn’t in scope for this report (and not at all relevant.)

    Comment by Curious — 10:56 pm May 23, 2014 #

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