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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

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

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Devices

How does the $100 device benefit work?black and white laptop image

Participating broadband service providers can be reimbursed up to $100 if they supply a connected device to a household, as long as the household pays more than $10 but less than $50 for the device.  In other words, to take advantage of this benefit, it must be done through your participating broadband provider, and you must contribute a portion of the cost.  The device benefit is limited to a laptop, a desktop computer, or a tablet.  It does not include cell phones, large phones, or “phablets” that can make cellular calls. 

Are providers required to provide a device option?

No. 

Which providers are offering devices and what are my device options? 

TBD

Can I get more than 1 device if the provider is offering device options?  

No.  Each household is limited to a single device discount.

Where else can I get help to get a free or low-cost device?