The City of Seattle is hosting a Forum on February 13 for owners and managers of multi-family residential buildings with more than six units. The forum will present best practices for allowing multiple internet service providers to serve apartment and condominium buildings. It will also provide tips on negotiating effective agreements with internet service providers.
We are proposing updates to the Land Use Code to accommodate advances in two specific areas: internet service and federal licensing for use of the airwaves by low power radio station. Our proposal would change existing regulations to make it easier to place utility equipment boxes designed to improve internet, telephone, and video connections. Our proposal would also change regulations to make it easier for low power FM broadcasting facilities, licensed solely as non-profit entities and with a limited broadcasting reach, to put their antennas in suitable locations in all zones throughout the city.