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Douglas Truth Library – Central District

This is the front door of the Douglas Truth Library. The library sits at the corner of 23rd and Yesler in Seattle.

About the Douglas Truth Library

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Walk into work – Early morning photos

The photos were taken with a Pentax K-7. I used my Rokinon 85mm 1.4f lens. Check out the EXIF data below for more info.

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It was a very nice morning in Seattle. Everything was drying out after the two cold fronts finished moving through. The Carmen Ghia is parked on a side street off of Yesler. The Baroness Hotel is off of Madison near Virginia Mason.

Good morning Seattle – pics

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A beautiful morning in Seattle

Another unhappy Broadstripe customer

In Reed’s blog post he explains some common complaints with Broadstripe in the Seattle area. In summary, poor speeds, network issues and questionable business practices.

What’s really cool about Reed’s experience is that is was very similar to mine. Though a difference is the cancellation procedure. When I initially canceled my service, they honored my request over the phone compared to Reed needing to fax in his request.

I compared Clear with Broadstripe for about a month. My experience was different with my comparison. I saw poor performance with high bandwidth applications on Clear. In contrast, Broadstripe could handle my needs a little better.

Reed, if you get a chance to see this post, please take at my others about Broadstripe and Clear. I think you will identify with my issues of choosing the lesser of two evils. Also, please check UPTUN. UPTUN is working to improve the situation in the Broadstripe served areas. Lastly, send a link to your post to the Broadstripe Twitter account, @earningstripes. You’ll maybe surprised at how receptive they are to your experience.

Some more general resources for Seattle folks:

Muni Networks http://www.muninetworks.org/
Seattle Gov’s Cable Office http://www.seattle.gov/cable/

Nice early morning at the bus stop

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Photo find on Boren between Alder & Spruce

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On my walk in this morning I found this “graffiti”. It made me smile and enjoy my walk even more. Though, would have been nice if the artist used something temporary and not spray paint.

Interesting Speed Issues with Broadstripe

See for your self:


Getting full advertised speed from Broadstripe

Broadstripe is making good progress in the Central District. Internet speeds have increases nicely. As you can see I’m getting a full 16Mbps download. That rocks!

Broadstripe in the Central District Rocks!

Broadband from Broadstripe has made great strides. In general, I’m able to accomplish more. I’ve inlcuded more in my backups because of the improved upload speeds. Also, everyone in the house can do what they like on the Internet. We can watch various movies, play games and browse the web all that the same time. These are things we could do only one at a time with Clearwire. Way to go Broadstripe!

First week in this figure is Clearwire, the second is Broadstripe.

Broadstripe is working with the Seattle Central District to improve service

Upgrading Technology for Underserved Neighbors (UPTUN) is holding a meeting with Broadstripe to improve service in the Central District. This is encouraging.

Though, proof will be the completed road map UPTUN and Broadstripe have laid out. Head on over to UPTUN’s site for details.

I do hope a provider can emerge to challenge the other providers to provide better service and productions.

The meeting will be at the Bank of America at 23rd and South Jackson on June 24th at 5:30 PM

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