City of Portland submits comments to FCC Chairman Pai in support of eliminating broadband access and affordability gaps for low-income residents (March 2017)
Mayor Wheeler joins coalition of mayors and municipal leaders calling for federal investment in affordable, accessible broadband (Feb. 2017) - Recognizing the importance of affordable, accessible high-speed Internet for all residents, Mayor Wheeler joined a coalition of mayors and municipal leaders in calling on President Trump and congressional leaders to ensure broadband investments are part of any new federal infrastructure plan. The letter documents the critical role of broadband in fostering business, education and civic engagement and seeks support for local efforts to improve broadband access. To learn more about the City’s broadband initiatives, see the Portland Broadband Strategic Plan and the Digital Equity Action Plan.
Portland Says Google Decision Won’t Hinder Internet Access Agenda (December 2016)
In Portland, the Path to Digital Equity: Building Inclusion from the Ground Up (December 2016)
Digital Equity Planning in U.S. Cities (October 2016)
Portland will levy ‘digital equity’ fee on Google Fiber (June 2016)
(Portland) 38 Mayors Support Community Choice for Internet in Letter to FCC (Jan. 2015)
Portland joins Next Century Cities, a bipartisan, city-to-city initiative dedicated to ensuring the availability of next-generation broadband Internet for all communities. (October 2014)