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Phone: 503-823-5157

Arts Tax: 503-865-4278

111 SW Columbia St, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97201

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PO Box 745
Portland, OR 97207


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Office for Community Technology

  • Broadband & Communications Policy Learn more about the Google Fiber franchise

  • Cable Regulation & Consumer Protection

  • Utility Franchises, Licenses & Wireless

  • Third largest revenue source to the City’s General Fund - $78 million annually

  • Connecting to our future...


The Office for Community Technology champions public policy and technology investments for communications and utility infrastructure to keep our local communities economically and culturally healthy.


OCT is a dynamic leader providing clarity of vision, oversight and planning expertise for our community's technology and broadband infrastructure initiatives.

OCT advocates for the public interest in communications technology and associated government policies.

OCT catalyzes investment of resources to ensure the benefits of communications technology are available to all as part of an equitable, sustainable and economically healthy community.

OCT ensures the City of Portland and its citizens are fairly compensated for private use of the public rights-of-way through franchising and provides equitable administration of the City’s Utility License Law.