March 11, 2014 | Posted by George
The Consortium has accomplished quite a bit over the last six months:
• Ended 2013 with a budget surplus.
• Continue to work on a strategic plan.
• Reached an agreement the City of Tukwila to complete our UASI Grant work.
• Completing UASI 2010 grant work.
2014 will be an exciting year for the Consortium as we add more members, (we have 24 currently signed) and begin looking at additional partnerships. Visit the documents page to view the work plan and budget.
Approvals, completions, and next steps as of June 2012
June 20, 2012 | Posted by Brenda
The Community Connectivity Consortium had achieved quite a lot in the last six months or so:
New members have joined. We have welcomed King County, Redmond, and Newcastle.
The 2009 UASI Grant project to get fiber from Bellevue to Kirkland was completed
We have developed and obtained approval for the 2013 budget
Large work-plan items for the rest of this year and the beginning of next year include developing a strategic plan which will drive future work plans and working on community mapping standards and software selection so that we can produce and manage engineering-level complete maps across jurisdictions.
Community Connectivity Consortium Forms!
November 30, 2011 | Posted by brenda
The Community Connectivity Consortium is a new public non-profit created out of an old successful collaboration. Starting almost a decade ago, the Lake Washington School District, City of Kirkland, City of Bellevue, and the University of Washington joined forces to share the cost of building a fiber network. This idea worked so well, and saved so much money, that the working principles of the consortium were adopted by other cities and school districts not only along much of the eastside of Lake Washington but also down through the thriving south valley cities such as Auburn. The City of Seattle is now a member, as is Bellevue College.
The work that these entities did together was initially framed by an interlocal agreement. Partners called it the city/schools fiber project. Over the past two years, a new agreement has been formed that provides a structure more suited to growth. It is now the Community Connectivity Consortium.
Our first general meeting will be December 1st at the City of Bellevue. The agenda is posted in the upcoming events tab. The public or any interested party is welcome to attend. The next general meeting will take place on May 10, 2012. For more information, visit our Upcoming Events page.