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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office for Community Technology

Broadband & Communications Policy, Cable Regulation & Consumer Protection and Utility Franchises, Licenses & Wireless

Phone: 503-823-5385

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 405, Portland, OR 97204

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The Mt Hood Cable Regulatory Commission (MHCRC) advocates for and protects the public interest in the regulation and development of cable communications systems in Multnomah County and the Cities of Fairview, Gresham, Portland, Troutdale and Wood Village; monitors and helps resolve cable subscribers’ concerns in these jurisdictions; and participates in the planning and implementation of community use of cable communications technologies which make use of the public right of way.

The MHCRC contracts with the City of Portland Office for Community Technology for staffing services.

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YOURVO!CE 2020: Community Survey Open Until March 7

The Your Vo!ce-Our Communications Technology 2020 initiative seeks to understand who has access to the Internet and media technology; how people are using technology to connect, inform and engage in their communities; and why many are left out of our digital society.

Cable Regulation

Cable companies using public property to build and operate their businesses must receive a cable services franchise agreement which includes certain public benefit obligations, safeguards and requirements.

Consumer Protection

The MHCRC strives to ensure that local cable companies comply with cable customer service standards and franchise requirements at all times.

Community Grants Program

The MHCRC is the grant-making body for the Community Grants program which provides funds for technology projects to community organizations, libraries, educational institutions and local government agencies throughout Multnomah County.

The Institutional Network (I-Net)

An advanced fiber based communications network connecting government, educational and community institutions. The MHCRC facilitates partnerships, pursues network assets under the franchise and participates in network planning.

Community Media

The MHCRC, through the cable fanchise agreements, requires cable companies to set aside channels on the cable network for public, education and government (PEG) use.