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

Why Participate?

By Jon HumphreyOn May 17, 2021

I was struggling with how to make this a local article when it dawned on me: my kids. Like most kids in school these days, my kids have been given [...]

WAVEing at Problems on the BAG

By Jon HumphreyOn May 11, 2021

I have written about the many conflicts of interest on the COB Broadband Advisory Group, the most disturbing being the extreme over-representation of WAVE on the group. WAVE has two [...]

Boulevard Park And Infrastructure: Another COB Missed Opportunity

By Jon HumphreyOn Apr 05, 2021

[The following article is a modification of a piece by Jon Humphrey that appeared in on March 30, 2021 entitled “Boulevard Park And Infrastructure (131 years and the COB still refuses [...]

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Recent comments

"Satpal, you are twisting words and ignoring the simple math in the situation. Private enterprises have NEVER provided us with the fiber services we need at an affordable price as [...]

Jun 03, 2021 on
WAVEing at Problems on the BAG

"Hey Ray, nice to hear from you man. Yes, there are quite a few people working on fiber in the public interest at this point. However, most of our politicians [...]

May 24, 2021 on
WAVEing at Problems on the BAG

"Well it gets even more disturbing in Washington because Governor Inslee said that he was going to create a State Broadband Office to deal with the telecom issue. In previous [...]

Apr 06, 2021 on
Boulevard Park And Infrastructure: Another COB Missed Opportunity

"Thanks Scott, I love Carlin. I listen to his old albums at least once a year. I sometimes refer to him as “the prophet George Carlin” which would [...]

Apr 06, 2021 on
Boulevard Park And Infrastructure: Another COB Missed Opportunity

"Thanks everyone. Yes, some citizens are looking into it, but this is an example of where government can make a big difference. For example, no matter who your provider is, [...]

Mar 26, 2021 on
COB: Go Ahead, Discuss All You Want…