You would think that in the Democrat mecca known as Seattle, that a successful government effort to improve the local infrastructure and its offerings would have happened, right? Right?
My observation is that democrats petition bodies of government where they have minimal influence (federal/global) instead of bodies of government where they have maximum influence (state/local.)
I live nowhere near a major city yet my cable internet speeds have been regularly upgraded, now sitting at 50mbit for $50/mo with no television service and its the second lowest tier available. On top of that, the local cable franchise has changed hands twice in the past decade starting with a small local cable company, moving to a larger regional cable company, and now onto a larger still national company.
Now both my town and my state are in general run by Democrats, but these are not traditional Democrats because we have a long standing history of giving both major parties the middle finger by voting in independents at all levels when the party choices are either looking to federal matters instead of local matters or are otherwise still complete dip-shits.
You see it here on slashdot, the incredible amount of hate for Trump, who will soon hold the only federal office in the land. This ties right in with the Democrats focus on federal matters instead of local matters.
My advice is for everyone to get involved where you will have a real influence, your local government. It is there that your desires may most likely be realized. If the local government is extremely corrupt, do something about it.