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

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, [...]

COB to Create Sham Broadband Workgroup to Protect Special Interests - Even During a Pandemic

By Jon HumphreyOn Aug 21, 2020

Hello wonderful broadband supporters! We need your help contacting the City of Bellingham once again. Specifically, your council members ( and the mayor ( . We need [...]

State Government Skewing Internet Test to Favor Telecoms

By Jon HumphreyOn Aug 07, 2020

[Note: This article under the same author originally appeared at Washington State Free Press on August 3rd  with the same title. The update at the end of the article [...]

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Recent comments

"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?

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Sep 07, 2023 on
A Tribute to Wendy Harris

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Aug 26, 2023 on
Renewed Push for a National Infrastructure Bank

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Aug 26, 2023 on
Support Russ Whidbee For City Council At-Large

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Jul 30, 2023 on
Candidate Statement: Katherine Orlowski for County Council District 4