Jon Humphrey

Citizen Journalist • Bellingham • Member since May 23, 2017

Jon Humphrey is currently a music educator in Bellingham and very active in the community. He also has decades of professional IT experience including everything from support to development. He considers Bellingham to be the best place he has ever lived and has been here for over 8 years now. He has been interested in technology, music, and science since he was very young and holds a degree in Music Production/Technology from the prestigious Hartt School. He started writing for his high school newspaper and has even published a sci-fi novel on Amazon. Aside from his above interests, Jon spends his time repairing electronics, cars, hiking, diving, and motorcycling. He is a well known figure in the Open Source and Retro Gaming communities and does what he can to support them. He also cares very much about the environment, homelessness, and digital divide issues and does what he can on those fronts too.

Articles by Jon Humphrey

More Broadbandwashing and Anti-Voter Secrecy

By Jon HumphreyOn May 25, 2024

Recently, a document was leaked to us that I would like to review. It is a questionnaire from the Whatcom Democrats to PUD candidates. Now, let me start by saying [...]

A Resolution to Make Sure Nothing Gets Done

By Jon HumphreyOn Apr 09, 2024

Recently, Whatcom County Council member Kaylee Galloway presented a Resolution on broadband policy to the council for approval. It’s worthless.Several years ago when I spoke with new County [...]

COB - Your Interests vs. Corporate Interests

By Jon HumphreyOn Mar 18, 2024

The catalyst for this article took place at the 12/4/2023 Bellingham City Council meeting when several council members pushed to have conduit and fiber installed on a Telegraph Rd. project near [...]

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Recent comments

"Thanks John, we see comments that try to move us away from the core issues and exclude numbers and facts when no good counterargument can be made. For example, Cat 7 [...]

Apr 11, 2024 on
A Resolution to Make Sure Nothing Gets Done

"Both of these comments are nonsensical and ignore real data.Comment #1 - Ignores the need for upload speeds to support modern video conferencing. It’s not just about download speeds. [...]

Apr 10, 2024 on
A Resolution to Make Sure Nothing Gets Done

"Thanks readers. I’ll respond to your questions/comments in order.Randy, yes but even the “updated” FCC standard is a joke as the testing method they, and our state, [...]

Mar 19, 2024 on
COB - Your Interests vs. Corporate Interests

"One of the many things we have to keep in mind is how governments don’t represent their people. In fact, 51% of Israeli’s would back a US led [...]

Mar 17, 2024 on
Firing Up the War Machine

"Thanks for your comments Joseph. Yes, I am aware of the points you made about the coal terminal. Still as you point out, it would have used Cherry Point. The [...]

Oct 29, 2023 on
Is Hydrogen the Answer?