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March 19, 2008 4:36 PM

Seattle broadband update: Bids out in fall, but tension over approach

Posted by Brier Dudley

Seattle will formally ask companies in September for proposals to construct a fiber-to-the-home broadband network, a project that would challenge the Comcast-Qwest lock on the market.

But at least one City Council member today questioned whether Seattle should give more consideration to managing the system itself, rather than simply offering its assets to subsidize the $450 million project.

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March 19, 2008 12:54 PM

WildTangent's surge makes top 10 Web list, St. John aiming high

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Traffic to WildTangent, the Redmond-based game network, leaped 35 percent from January to February, putting the site on comScore's list of the top 10 fastest growing U.S. sites.

WildTangent boss Alex St. John had a quick answer when I e-mailed to find out what's going on.

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