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The Office for Community Technology (OCT) is a dynamic leader providing vision, oversight and planning expertise for our community's technology and broadband infrastructure initiatives.
OCT champions 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 administration of the City’s street use privilege tax under Portland City Code 7.12. OCT is also responsible for the administration of the City's Utility License Law applicable to any entities operating certain utilities in the City under Portland City Code 7.14.
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