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Broadband & Communications Technology Policy

Portland's Broadband Strategic Plan (BSP), unanimously adopted by Council in the fall of 2011, brought together city offices and community partners in the recognition that high-speed affordable broadband to every home and business represents basic infrastructure for Portland in the twenty-first century.  It means jobs, education, health care, and access to services across the digital divide - all key elements of a sustainable city.  The success of the BSP, elements of which are embedded in the Portland Plan, will have important benefits for the city’s economic development strategy, climate change strategy, and the to the continuing impact of the current economic recession.   Looking for a brief version of the plan?  Try Portland's Broadband Strategic Plan Executive Summary.

Amendment of Google Fiber Franchise

Amend public benefits for Google Fiber Oregon, LLC franchise (Ordinance; amend Ordinance No 186641) PDF Document

Connecting to our Future: The Digital Livable City (Paper)

A paper presented by Mary Beth Henry at the 53rd International Making Cities Livable Conference in Rome, Italy June 2016 (PDF)

Connecting to our Future: The Digital Livable City (Presentation)

A presentation by Mary Beth Henry at the 53rd International Making Cities Livable Conference. (PDF)

Digital Equity Action Plan Adopted

Portland City Council unanimously adopted the Digital Equity Action Plan on April 6 after hearing heartfelt and powerful testimony on the need for digital equity from a diverse set of stakeholders.

Digital Equity Action Plan – Final (Adopted on April 6, 2016)

Download the final DEAP (Resolution 37199) pdf.

Proposed Digital Equity Action Plan - April 2016

The Digital Equity Action Plan (DEAP) outlines a series of operational and policy proposals for public and private agencies, along with nonprofits, in Portland/Multnomah County to advance the cause of digital equity.

Broadband Portland Plan

Broadband Portland Plan

Broadband and Digital Inclusion

Planning and Sustainability "Recommended Draft"