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

Secret Telecom Lovers

By Jon HumphreyOn Oct 07, 2020

As I write this article I am reminded of two songs. The first being, “The Room Where It Happens,” from Hamilton. Which describes how meetings actually happen among our leaders, [...]

Updated Conduit Policy? Worthless!

By Jon HumphreyOn Sep 11, 2020

One of the most frustrating things about dealing with Public Works, as reported to me by many people who have worked on many different issues including transportation, water, broadband, and [...]

Mayor Fleetwood to Pick Members of Broadband Advisory Group… Just Kidding!

By Jon HumphreyOn Sep 04, 2020

I write to you today with a brief update on the state of broadband, and especially public fiber-optics. Thanks largely to the efforts of public broadband supporters in our community, [...]

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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?